I’m going to make this relatively succinct. I had an on-again-off-again boyfriend for three years. During one of our “off” phases, I stopped taking birth control because I wasn’t having sex. A few months later, I started talking to said ex again. We went out one night, had too much to drink, and engaged in irresponsible, unprotected intercourse. I didn’t even miss my period before taking a pregnancy test because I just knew. And I was right! I chose to have an abortion and it was the best decision I ever made. I don’t ever want to have children and definitely did not want a child with him. Why would I choose to expose a child to such a toxic relationship? He was emotionally abusive and I wanted a better life for myself than that. So I left him. I refuse to allow others to make me feel guilty for making this decision. Six years have passed and I’ve never been happier.