"I got pregnant at 21. I was in college and I had a fling with my high school boyfriend. When I told him that I was pregnant, he told me that he didn't want to be involved and then later denied that he was the father. I just knew that I was not in a place to be a parent yet. I wasn't ready. I was young, working part-time and attending college full-time. I didn't want to add single mother that.
My family doctor and a lot of my family members tried to guilt me into not having an abortion. They referred to it as "killing my baby".
I am glad that there is a space that I can talk about this. I always felt like I was judged for what happened but at the end of the day 3 years later, I do not regret my abortion. I'm almost done with school and I am able to travel and advance my career. I want kids eventually but with a man that will love me and be there for me and my family." —Anonymous