Candice’s Story

I was 24 when I found out that I was pregnant. I already had a 6 year old daughter from a previous relationship. I had a decent job and a place to live but I barely made enough to take of us. So I knew that I was not able to care for another child.

The child’s father and I were constantly arguing and once I found out I was pregnant he became abusive. It came to a point where he kicked me in my stomach. I just knew that I could not have this child.

I told my family about my choice to have an abortion. No one agreed with it. I had no one to talk to. I had no one to listen to me. Everyone was so quick to judge me. So I did what I had to do. I went and got my abortion done in a completely different state.

As I pulled up to the building, there were 15 protesters outside screaming and yelling at me that I was wrong for what I was about to do. I went into the building and began to cry because I knew that I was making the right choice but they were so hateful to me. The staff were very nice and supportive. They even shared their stories with me. Before the procedure, they gave me some medicine to calm me down because I was so nervous. I laid on the table and let the doctor do his work. Yes I felt some pain but it was done pretty quickly. As I laid in recovery, I began to name off all of the reasons why I had this procedure done.

In the beginning, I was completely against abortions. But I have come to realize that every women has their own reasons for doing it. Until you walk that road, you will NEVER understand.

I had an abortion at 13 weeks and I am NOT sorry….