"I have two children I love very much, and I have taken mothering very seriously. I have also had two abortions. One was when I was a young student and knew I wasn't ready to go through a pregnancy and become a parent. One was when I was already a parent and happily married to my children's father (to whom I am still happily married), when my mental health felt too fragile to bring a third child into our lives. Both times I was fortunate to live in a place and time where abortion was legal.
While I would always rather avoid doctors and medical procedures where possible, I believe my life and my family's life has been better because of the choices I made. I have never once regretted my decisions." —Deirdre