The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court is one that I will not support. It’s my body my choice and I have had a few abortions. I am not very proud of that, but I made the best choice possible for me and my child.
I was in a toxic relationship with my child’s father who also was my high school sweetheart. I kept trying to make things work with him to give my child a home with both parents. I knew in the back of my mind things were not going to work out, but then I got pregnant again. I was devastated and he was happy at first, but then he changed for the worse. I decided to terminate the pregnancy because at the time I felt I couldn’t handle raising another child with a man in and out of our lives.
It was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make, and I was affected emotionally after the first abortion. We broke up and went our separate ways and then got back together and I got pregnant again. It became a very toxic cycle each time we broke up and got back together. I would get pregnant, and he would get worse each time. I felt like he wanted to trap me with pregnancy as the motive. I blamed myself for the unplanned pregnancies because I caught him taking off the condom during sex, and he would overpower me. I had no fight left in me and became numb. He became really mean, verbally abusive, liar, cheater, and unrecognizable. It was not a good environment for me and definitively not for my little girl. I was tired physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically.
I finally decided enough was enough and walked away for good. I am grateful that I didn’t bring any more kids into this world with a toxic man in a very unhealthy environment. Abortion was the best choice for me, and I stand on it and support any woman considering abortion.