I had an abortion a few years ago. My boyfriend, at the time, and I had recently gotten back together after being broken up for about a month while he thought about getting back together with his ex-wife. I was still hurt about the break-up and stupidly had sex with a married friend after a night of drinking and wound up pregnant. I already had two children from a previous relationship whom I love with all my heart, but I also knew that I was in no position to raise another child as I was in school trying to give the children I already had a better future and struggling financially at times. Also, as I mentioned, the father was a married man and just a friend, and I was in a relationship with someone else, so not exactly ideal conditions.

I can’t say I’ve never felt a twinge of guilt about doing it, or wondered if it would have been the daughter I always wanted (my two kids are both boys), but for the most part I know that it was the best decision for all involved and am very glad I had the option of an abortion available to me.