I have my reasons, the same as many other women/girls have for the abortion. I was too young, I wasn’t ready, he wasn’t the right boy/man to have a child with, he didn’t want a child, I couldn’t afford a child, I felt it would ruin my life, or I would ruin the child’s life, and I would never have a baby and give it away. I could have an abortion and live with that decision, but I could never have a baby, give it away, and hate myself for the rest of my days.
I have no regrets. Not one regret.
I wasn’t tricked into having “a procedure” like some of the anti-abortions that you read about online. No one “fooled me” into doing it. It wasn’t done in a back alley. I was counseled about what was going to happen to me physically, and emotional counseling was offered as well, before, during, and after.
I’m 53, and have a beautiful 24 year old daughter. I had her at 28 years old when I was married to a good man, and had a stable life.
If I were not able to have a child of my own, I don’t think it would have changed my mind on the abortion. Had I chosen to not have a child, ever, I don’t think it would change my mind on the abortion. The time for me to have a child was not when I was single, on my own, unstable, and trying to support myself.
I have no regrets in MY personal decision. Thank God the choice was available. My choice.