I had a medical abortion when I was 22...

"I had a medical abortion when I was 22 after my contraceptive failed. I was happily married and just beginning my career. My husband was in graduate school. My husband and I believed we were not ready to become parents, financially or emotionally.

Now, 40 years later, I am retired from a successful career. I have a good marriage, a child, and a grandchild. I have not ever regretted my abortion. After becoming a parent by choice several years later, I am more convinced than ever that I was not prepared to be a good parent at 22. The only lasting effect of my abortion is that I make a monthly donation to Planned Parenthood." —Judith

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