Three days in my 20s

by Mandy

October 4, 2018

I got a positive pregnancy test on Monday and had the abortion Wednesday.


I was 26 when I got pregnant. When I saw the positive pregnancy test, no other option came into my head but to end the pregnancy. I did not want a child. I did not want to be attached to this man I had been sleeping with for the rest of my life or at least the next 18 years. For me, this was just something I needed to take care of like getting a cavity filled.

I have no regrets. Every so often I think about how old that kid would be now if I had kept the pregnancy but then I also think about how different my life would have been and how much I would have missed. Because I had an abortion, I was able to have the career I wanted. I was able to move for each job I started. I was able to travel to so many countries. I was able to take my time in my life and choose when and if I wanted to have children. I was able to meet my husband and get married and wait till the time was right in my life to bring another life into this world.

I had my daughter when I was 39 and I am so thankful that she is my first born.

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