I am 27 years old and I had an abortion. I come from a Catholic family. I went to church every weekend and went to Catholic school all my life. I was always told abortion was wrong. As I was growing up, I began believing that I was supposed to be Pro Life. Never in a million years though did I think I would be in a position to have to make a decision to continue my pregnancy.I also never thought I would be dumb enough to have unprotected sex and get pregnant. When I found out I was pregnant, I was very sad. I cried all day and didn’t eat for 2 days. I did not have the happy feeling women get when they find out they are pregnant. I am in a dedicated relationship of 3 years with my boyfriend. We both have intentions of getting married one day, but we were not ready to have a baby. I am very lucky I have a boyfriend who was so supportive. He told me he supportive whatever decision I wanted to make. I am very close with my mother and I told her I was pregnant. She was the one who let me know abortion was an option. I did not think I had a choice because I always believed abortion was wrong, but I did not want a child. I was surprised to learn that my mom was Pro choice. After lots of discussion aND praying, I went with my gut feeling which was to go forth with the abortion. The entire experience is something I hope I never have to go through again. It was emotional and painful. I can say after my abortion, I felt very relieved. I did not regret it, but I felt very guilty. I felt like I was now lacking something in my life. I got sad when I saw babies and anything that referenced pregnancy and children. During the whole process, my relationship with my best friend was torn. She didn’t support me and made my decision about her. She would tell me how sad she was and what this was doing to her. It made me mad because it was not about her. We are not as close as we once were, but I realized that she must not have been a good friend. After the process, all I wanted was a friend to talk to and instead I turned to support Groups and other people who had gone through what I have gone through for support. I tell any woman now, that it won’t be easy, but you have support. It gets easier through time. I encourage women to be Pro Voice. Talk about abortion and share your stories with other women. It’s good to know we are not alone. Remember you are a beautiful woman and a good person.
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