It was 1987, and I was 19 years old. I was on the pill, but clearly it failed. I was a freshman in college, and I doubt I took the pill exactly how one should, at the same time every day. I was in a dysfunctional relationship with a young man with whom I actually had nothing in common. We broke up for good about five months later. It was a mutual decision to end the pregnancy. After breaking up with him, I never saw him again. I am so grateful I had the abortion. I am 46 years old now and have never for one moment regretted the decision.