I had my abortion when I was 23. I was against it completely until I found myself not being able to consider any other solution. I was a women’s studies minor just before that and found myself almost shaking with anger at abortion activists, thinking how could they support such a horrible act?! Today I thank my higher power I was able to remember their words when I needed it most. I had my reasons like we all do.

I believe that all of our reasons are valid reasons to have an abortion. I own my body and the choices I make with it. It taught me to be a better person. I judge people less and love people more since my abortion. I have no shame and no regrets and am proud to be the woman I am today.