What was best for me

by Anonymous

May 10, 2021

I was in my early twenties. I was in a relationship that I had tried to get out of so many times, but the ounce of love that I received kept me there. When I saw those two lines, I was shocked. There was hardly any discussion about keeping the baby. My boyfriend at the time and I were both finishing up college, and I called to make an appointment the next morning. I’m a very sensitive person, and I couldn’t completely hold it together on the phone. However, the woman I spoke to was so kind. I live in a state where the freedom of reproductive rights isn’t really supported, so I had to have two appointments. One for a pregnancy test, ultrasound, and briefing. And another for the procedure. I had my abortion a little over two weeks after the initial appointment. My partner wasn’t very supportive during the experience, and I had to deal with my emotions mostly alone.

It was a very rough time for me, but I made it through. I volunteered at the clinic as an escort, and that brought me so much joy. I loved making a difference, and it helped me on the path to healing. Some of the escorts were there the day I received my abortion, and I opened up to them. Since the abortion, my boyfriend and I broke up, and I graduated from college. I don’t regret my decision at all because I did what was best for me. If I hadn’t gone through with it, I honestly don’t know where I would be today. I think about the experience a lot. But I’m slowly but surely becoming the best version of me for myself and for the child that I bring into the world one day.

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