The Right Choice for Me

by Lizzie

October 31, 2022

I got pregnant 6 months after we got together, but we were having an affair. That was a factor in my choice, but more than that, I knew that I could not be tied to this man for the rest of my life because he was showing early signs of abuse. On one hand, I felt guilty because I was raised religiously and still carried that old Catholic shame and guilt. On the other hand, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this was the right choice for me. I was right – he became physically, sexually, and emotionally abusive. I would not have been able to leave when I did if we shared a child, and I would not be free from his abuse today if I hadn’t gotten an abortion. I am grateful to my abortion provider for saving my life.

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