It’s been about 5 hours since I returned from my trip to the clinic and I am filled with mixed emotions. I’m eighteen and my views of abortion have been the same since I first started having a sexual relationship. Though a part of me feels guilty I am reassured by the fact that I really feel it’s for the best. It was hard sitting in the clinic waiting room, looking around me seeing women sobbing, worried looks across their faces. I sat there motionless trying my best to reassure myself, telling myself I couldn’t go through with this; I’m too young and cannot financially support a child and care for it properly. My abortion was very confidential and only a few people knew about it, some of my family would be extremely disappointed if they knew I became pregnant in the first place. I don’t want to say it was a mistake but an insight of what’s to come, I’ve experienced new things and I’ve learnt some vital life lessons. No pregnancy should be seen as a mistake or a duty you have to carry out but as a choice. I will never let myself get to this point again; the next time I become pregnant, it will be because I feel I am capable of raising a child and being able to give it a happy life.

Thank you for reading my story.

~sending my support to all the women out there who are going through abortion~