Sep 032010

You should subscribe to the I’m Not Sorry RSS feed and follow us on Twitter. Thanks for visiting!

I remember so vividly when those two lines appeared on the pregnancy test. I was stunned- how could this have happened? I had been feeling so strange the past few weeks, mentally not physically, I just knew some how. I was less than four weeks pregnant- I hadn’t even missed a period. I had been casually dating this guy and about a week before the condom broke during sex. He was extremely worried as was I. The next day I went to Planned Parenthood to get Plan B. As it turns out I was already pregnant!

I did not want to have a child, then or now. When I was three years old I told my grandmother I wanted to get married but not have kids. I still feel this way and contrary to what many people around me say I will not be changing my mind.

The day of my abortion I arrived at 8 o’clock in the morning. The receptionist had a little water fountain on her desk and the Beatles were playing softly in the background, I couldn’t help but feel relief. I went with a girlfriend of mine from work as the guy I was dating provided money but very little else. Everything went smoothly and I felt a huge sense of relief when it was all over with. I was a bit nauseous for the next couple of hours and threw up once but that was it.

I celebrate the fact I had the right to choose what I wanted to do with my pregnancy on my terms. I feel that slowly our reproductive rights are being taken away from us and this is something that cannot be allowed.

Share This Post:
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • email
  • RSS
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter

Contact Us