Leigh Ann

At the time, I made very little money, worked overnight from 10pm to 6am, and I lived in a co-op with 15 roommates. I was not ready to provide for and care for a child. I have always wanted to have a baby of my own, so the decision to have an abortion was not an easy one, but this was not the life I wanted to bring a baby into. I was not ready. After my abortion, I felt pain, sadness, emptiness, and relief. I knew my decision was the right one. Now I’m 29 and have completed a master’s degree and have obtained employment teaching sexuality education. I chose this career because I believe in every single person’s reproductive rights and justice. I would not have done this if I hadn’t been able to have an abortion. It was my choice and it was the right one.