I was 24, had just graduated from college...


"I was 24, had just graduated from college and moved to a new town with my boyfriend. I had never been on birth control and "assumed" I would never get pregnant. I was enrolled in a pre-nursing program and going to school full time. Needless to say, we were broke...I thought pregnancy tests were expensive (I'd never bought one before).

We went to a "pregnancy counseling center" for a "free" test. Needless to say, the test was positive. I was given a baby blanket and a pin of tiny feet. Congrats! I knew that this baby was never going to be. I told my boyfriend that I wanted an abortion and he agreed. The appointment was set....then he went crazy. He stole my car and disappeared for a day (he had a history of mental instability). His parents came from a city several hours away and took him away. I never saw him again.

I had my abortion in another smaller city about two hours away. My brother and sister both accompanied me and gave me the love and support I needed. My boyfriend's parents, allegedly devout Catholics, helped to finance this whole operation. I am now the mother of a beautiful three year old with a husband, home, career, and life that wouldn't have been possible had I not chosen to have an abortion. I have never once regretted my decision. I actually thank (since I personally do not believe in god) my lucky stars that I did what did. I know many women who have had abortions.....none of them regret it." —Julia

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