I had an abortion in 2002, in India, in a hospital, with pre/post-op just like any other procedure.
It seemed so straight forward and non-judgmental. I’m a white American and my Indian fiancee’s parents forbid our marriage. I would have loved this child but I was 23 and was not ready to stand up to his family or have a child by myself. While I imagine how my life might have been different, I don’t regret it. I wish all women had such easy access. I wish I could feel comfortable telling people about this. I’m bisexual and partnered with a woman now. I want to have a “coming out” for this part of my life.