When I was in my early 20’s I had a serious drug problem. Thankfully, through the support of friends and a wonderful new man in my life, I was able to quit using meth for good. During this difficult time, that wonderful man and I made a mistake and I ended up pregnant. Unable to imagine having a child (who was likely conceived while there were still drugs in my system) at that age, while being under-employed, living with roommates, and unable to tell my family about the drugs or the baby, we choose to terminate the pregnancy.

I did not come to the decision lightly. I did not come to the decision on a whim. But never once in the last seven years have I regretted that decision. I am now a successful and gainfully employed woman, supporting myself and living in my own place, and no longer with the wonderful man that I was with so many years ago. It was the absolute best decision that I could have made for myself, my family, and the child that wasn’t meant to be.