I am 24 years old and have had 2 abortions. The first was while I was in a serious, or so I thought, relationship. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I was scared and upset. The man I was with at the time agreed. The 2 weeks I waited, I pushed to possibly keep the pregnancy. No go.

I have emotional & mental issues and it took months for me to get over what I had done, but I look back now and know I made the best and decision for myself. The second time that I found out I was pregnant, I wanted to keep the pregnancy. After a few days of soul-searching and thinking, I knew this was not an option. I had just lost both of my jobs and my sperm donor was less than ideal. I had the abortion and this time it didn’t take a toll on me as much as the first. Having an abortion is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a choice for YOU to make and only you, regardless of what everyone else’s opinion may be. Sometimes it is hard to make such a decision like that, but you have to make a decision that is best for YOU! Do not be ashamed and do not be hard on yourself for it! Every woman has the right to do with what they wish with their own bodies and do what’s best for them!