Rough but Right

by Anonymous

November 12, 2020

This summer, I ended up pregnant. I had just gotten into an accident a month prior and my insurance premium was raised, I started renting a more expensive place and got a new car that was more expensive. Needless to say, my boyfriend and I could NOT afford a baby especially because I’m also in school. I was pretty upset with the realization that abortion was the only option that seemed like the right thing to do even though I’ve always been an advocate for pro-choice. I just never thought it would be me. I live in Utah and had to drive to Las Vegas for my abortion because the only clinics in the entire state are four hours away and Vegas is only two. It was a long process and I felt emotionally drained but the staff was super kind and made me feel like I wasn’t a bad person. They asked me multiple times if I was sure before giving me the pill. It was a very emotional experience for me and still is to this day, but I don’t think I would ever go back and change my mind if I could. My life is exactly where I need it to be and I can always have a baby when I’m good and ready.

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