Thirty years ago I had an abortion and have no regrets. I was 30 years old, divorced and raising my four year old daughter. I was being responsible and using birth control (diaphram) and it failed. I was six weeks pregnant when I had the abortion, and it was the most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make.

Raising my daughter on my own with sporadic child support was difficult at times. The only way I could have a baby is if I quit my good job and went on public assistance. In my mind that was not an option. There would have been no way I could pay for full time daycare for two children. My focus was on my daughter, to give her the best life possible, and having another child would mean that I would not be able to feed, clothe, house, and adequately provide for all the needs of two children. I agonized trying to make the decision to have or not have an abortion. It was not done lightly as many anti abortion people suggest. There is no question, no doubt in my mind that abortion was the best thing for me to do at that time.