The best way to deal with any kind of change is to embrace it.

by A. L. C.

August 12, 2021

Content Warning: sexual assault

When I was 15 years old I was sexually assaulted. This resulted in pregnancy. I was dealing with being bullied in school (for other reasons), truancy issues, and had social service involvement. My home life was not secure or stable. Despite my pro-life outlook, I realized that you never know what you would personally do in a situation like having an abortion until you experience it for yourself. Next week I would have a 17 year old. It took a long time to accept my choice. I was young, I didn’t have a job, and I was barely making it to school. Add to that processing my sexual assault, in that moment there was no other choice. I know now at 33 years old that I made the right call, especially given my personal circumstances.


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