I was 18 when I had my abortion. I had been sick with chronic urinary tract infections for 3 months. I had an IUD in, but unbeknownst to me it had come out. I had been on 8 different antibiotics in the 9 weeks I was pregnant. I knew in my heart that I didn’t want to have a child that young, that is why I had the IUD. But sometimes contraception fails. I was just a kid myself. I’m 49 years old, and even though it made me sad to do it, I was also VERY relieved that I could choose about my own body and when to bring a child into this world. As it turns out, I never did have children. I don’t regret that either.