I had no signs or symptoms. I had no support from my family or the father. I was emotionally unstable, desperate and terrified and didn’t know if I could continue with my own life, let alone carry another life and give it everything it needed and deserved.

I had the earliest abortion available at 16 weeks and 2 days. It will haunt me for the rest of my life and causes me pain every day. If I could go back in time, would I make a different decision? Honestly, I don’t know. I have learned one very important thing though. DO NOT JUDGE people for the decisions they make. There are many many reasons women have abortions. Some may be simple, some may be complicated, some may be confusing, but I do believe we are trying to make the right decision at the time.

I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. I am 1 in 3.