I was 26, in a relationship for a few years, and the birth control failed (does anyone remember the cervical cap?). I was not in love with this man, and for me there was never a question that I would abort. He seemed disappointed but did agree this was the best way to proceed. He drove me to the hospital, stayed during the procedure, took me home after (and he paid for it).

We stayed together another year or so, but I wanted love, not comfort, and I eventually found the love of my life. My husband knows of my abortion and he agreed it was the right decision at the time. That’s the best we can do, right? Make the right decision for YOU at that time.