I had an abortion when I was 19 years old while I was in college. I was on a full-ride athletic scholarship to the school of my dreams. I got pregnant with my boyfriend my sophomore year. If I continued with my pregnancy, I would have lost my scholarship and education – at 52 k/year I would not have been able to afford to continue.
My then-boyfriend and I are still great friends and would have made great co-parents. However, I do not regret my abortion. The freedom to terminate my pregnancy allowed me to finish my education and make a life for myself. I am in a much better place now and when the time is right, I will be a great mother.