The gift of an abortion

by Anonymous

February 9, 2021

It wasn’t planned like this, but abortion was an eject button out of a relationship and served to be a springboard to another. I was in an abusive rollercoaster of a relationship and this partner had a habit of breaking up with me or kicking me out of the apartment we shared for any reason or no reason at all. This particular time we were separated for good I thought, so I welcomed hookups as a way to distract myself. I met one guy in particular, we had sex but I decided I wasn’t into him. I didn’t think about it too hard and my ex and I got back together about two weeks after. I never had a regular menstrual cycle, so when my ex picked a fight with me and told me he was sure I was pregnant with another man’s baby I was not only offended but perplexed. An at home pregnancy test confirmed it, and cue my ex kicking me out, saying he couldn’t believe I could be so stupid and that I was a terrible person for considering an abortion. While I didn’t plan on it, some close friends suggested I tell the other guy, so I showed up at his house and explained the whole thing. After three hours of conversation we decided abortion was the right choice for us, and he brought me to planned parenthood on the day of my appointment, waited with me, and made sure I was comfortable. We’ve been together for three years now.

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