Constrained by a legal system and a bad lawyer, I got pregnant in 2002 accidentally with my current husband, prior to being officially divorced from my last one. In Texas, that meant that my ex could fight for custody of my yet to be born 5 week old fetus.

Thus, rather than lie to the court, I opted for an abortion, despite being bitterly disappointed in having to do so as I wanted to get pregnant with him. It was a constrained choice created by the legal system and family courts and a result of a very bad lawyer who let the case lapse for an entire year, after promising it would be done in 6 months. I had to reinstate the case and be my own lawyer and decide whether to lie to the court, refile the case and fight my ex-husband over paternity, or have an abortion. What would you have done?