I found out I was pregnant in May 2013. I was ecstatic, so was my partner. We had been trying for a baby for about a year.

We went to my first trimester screening and found out the the baby had major structural problems and holoprosencephaly, and was eventually diagnosed with Trisomy 13. I was 16 weeks along when I had my abortion. It was the best decision I could have made with the shitty situation I had been handed. I don’t feel regret, more I feel a mix of sadness and relief. Sad that I don’t have my baby, relief that she won’t be in pain.