I remember the day my mother received my acceptance letter...


"I remember the day my mother received my acceptance letter for University of Delaware. I was the first person in my family to graduate high school and be accepted into college. When I found out I was pregnant and due right in the middle of fall semester... There are no words to describe that emotion, or lack thereof.

At first, I tried to be happy about it but I was still in high school. I remember sitting in class when I had this odd feeling wash over me. I ran down to the nurse's office and wept to her about how afraid I was, how I wanted college more than I wanted to be a Mom. Thats when I made the decision.

My parents had to drive hours to Baltimore to receive my abortion care. Sometimes, those memories haunt me. Slowly, I am accepting what happened. Now, I have my Bachelor's degree, 3 beautiful children, a wonderful husband, a career. These things may not have been possible had I not made that monumental decision.

Slowly, I am accepting it as one of the best decisions I ever made. I am breaking the silence, and I pray that if my children are ever in the same position I will be able to find safe quality abortion health care." —Christina

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