I was 22 and 2 months away from graduating college. My boyfriend at the time had made it known early in our relationship that he did not want me to have an abortion if we ever got pregnant, but the moment we were confronted with this, he decided that he didn’t want to be a dad.

I went to have the procedure, but walked out because the staff was very rude. My boyfriend was very disappointed and I rescheduled with another doctor. The weekend before my second attempt, he broke up with me and moved into his friend’s apartment. My parents flew in and took me to my appointment and held my hand through the tears. This was the hardest decision I have ever made, but would do the same thing if I had the chance. I am able to look into my amazing husband’s eyes and hold my perfect daughter and know that none if this would be possible had I gone through with my first pregnancy! It took me many years and a lot of therapy to move on, but again, I wouldn’t change a single thing.