Having a baby in an abusive relationship would have been a terrible mistake

By Kim (Quebec)

In 2006, I found out I was pregnant. I was in an abusive relationship and I knew that having a baby with this guy would have been a terrible mistake.

Having an abortion, was the absolute right decision for me.  I was starting my career, in a crappy relationship and at 25, I wasn’t prepared for pregnancy or motherhood.
Afterwards, I did not feel sadness or regret. I felt relieved. I was able to continue pursuing my dreams.

When I confided in some of my closest friends, they were very supportive. Some of them had also gone through the same thing.

Six years later, I am in a happy marriage (not with the abusive guy), I have a rewarding career and a beautiful new daughter.  I often think of the abortion, however I have never regretted my decision. I feel lucky to live in a place that protects the reproductive rights of women.

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