The only one with regrets

by Sarah

May 22, 2019

Content Warning: rape, regret

It is so amazing that people are talking about abortion in an empowering way. I will always support any person who choses to have an abortion. I however, regret my abortions. I’ve had 2 abortions as  the result of 2 rapes. In the moment, I felt I couldn’t stand to bear the child of the rapist. After each procedure though, and every time I think of the children I could have had, I feel so horribly empty. Sad. I want to be a mother so badly it hurts. I love that other woman feel empowered by abortion. But all the positive abortion stories make me feel so horrible and alone. Does anyone else regret their abortions? Or am I the only one? Is it OK to regret my abortions?

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