The right choice

by Brooklyn

October 16, 2019

I turned 21 years old 3 months before I had my abortion, I was with a man who claimed he loved me for over a year while he was living a separate life. At first I wanted to keep the baby, I realise now that initial thought was selfish and me being afraid, afraid of what would happen if anyone found out, but I could barely support myself, I was still in college waiting tables at a hole in the wall bar in my hometown. I told him I was pregnant and he told me he was married and his wife had a baby on the way, I knew then I wouldn’t bring a child into that mess. I made the right decision for myself. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made, but I have never for one minute regretted my choice. I got lucky and had an amazing support system in my grandmother. And now I’m trying to be that support system for others who seek out help and support before and after. It’s not always someone’s first decision, it’s not always the easy decision, but for all of us who have had an abortion it was the RIGHT decision.

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