Protecting both of us

by Kristin

August 16, 2022

I was in a violent relationship that seemed impossible to get out of when I found out I was pregnant. When I told my boyfriend, he told me “you have two options: you can get an abortion and not worry about it, or you can have that baby and I’ll take away all of your rights away and you’ll never see it again. I’m the adult, I’ve got a stable job and home, you’ll never have a chance.” I was a college student at the time and made my decision based off of this and so many other aggressive things. There’s no way I wanted to be tied to that immature, disrespectful boy for the rest of my life, nor did I want my baby to be treated like that… or worse, become like that.

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