Three moments of gratefulness

by Martina

November 22, 2019

First of all, thank you for your very important mission. Sharing our stories is really vital to destigmatizing our experiences. I had three moments, that made me feel overwhelmingly thankful for having had the possibility for access to a safe abortion in a professional environment. The first was to realize, that carrying a baby to give away for adoption (which I had been planning at first) was just too much to ask of myself, physically and mentally. The second was to find out how horrifying a character the “father” was. And the third was upon developing an aggressive tumor from a melanoma just a month after my unwanted pregnancy, which would have forced me to have an abortion anyway, although now it would have been under more complicated circumstances – neither me nor the developing fetus would have survived had I not gone through cancer therapy, and cancer therapy itself would have killed the developing cells, too. Abortions are a matter of physical and mental safety and health. This, for years, I always knew – but have now come to understand by my personal experience.

Remember that our stories are ours to tell. We’d love to hear your story too!