Regrets but still pro-choice

by Anonymous

August 5, 2019

I regret my abortion. There, I said it. I wish I hadn’t been afraid of the way my relationship would change with the father of my tiny little clump of cells, and had instead stood up for what I knew I wanted to do. That being said, there is no way I could ever imagine telling someone else what to do with their body. My boyfriend wasn’t ready, and so he convinced me to end my pregnancy. I was ready to be a mom but too scared to be a single mom. It felt awful. But I know it would be exponentially worse if it were the other way around, and if I was forced to have a baby when I wasn’t ready for it. Whatever a woman chooses to do with her body should be her choice. Everyone has their own reasoning for making their decisions, and even if it might be different than the choice I would make, it’s not my place to tell someone what to do. Abortion needs to be safe, legal, and accessible so that women can make decisions about their lives and their futures for themselves.

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