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It is a choice I wish I’d never had to make, but I am grateful that it was safe and legal.

by L

June 28, 2018

My ex-husband and I struggled with severe infertility before having twins.  Our sex life never really recovered, so when he suddenly was interested for the first time in six months, I was thrilled.  That is, until the test was positive.  The kids were turning three.  He said, and I quote, “If you want this baby, you’ll be on your own.  I can’t take any more time away from my business.”  In that moment, I knew he was not the man I thought he was and my marriage was over.  So it was either bring another child into a marriage that was over, and end up being a single unemployed mom of three children under five, a few states away from family, or give my two children stability while I made my long term plan to return to work and exit the marriage.  I had to prioritize the children I already had, just like the approximately two thirds of American women who seek an abortion that are already mothers.  It is a choice I wish I’d never had to make, but I am grateful that it was safe and legal.  I am dismayed that this right is in such peril today.

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