My story is very unremarkable. I was 20 years old and got pregnant by my boyfriend, someone whom I knew I would not be with forever.
I wasn’t even close to being done with college, I lived at home and had no money and no health insurance. I didn’t hesitate to have the abortion. He did not try to talk me out of it. I went on to graduate from college, serve in the army, and lead a very normal, productive life. Through circumstance, I never had children but 25 years later I don’t regret it and I don’t feel sadness; in fact, I think it was one of the best decisions I ever made.