Abortion Story: Maryland
Submitted to Abort73 by a 21-year-old woman on December 18, 2016.
I thought I was doing the right thing. For my future and my boyfriend's. I was terrified and didn't want to fall behind in college. The idea of being pregnant repulsed me. I didn't want to give up my lifestyle and everything I had. I just turned 21 and had barely gotten to go to the bars and have fun. I've always been against abortion, but when you're the one pregnant it's much different. I thought this was the easy answer and the way out of this mess. I got a medical abortion at 9 weeks; it was much more horrific than I had ever imagined. It was excruciatingly painful, but the part that will always stay with me is seeing my dead baby in the toilet. It looked much more human than I'd ever thought. I could see its eyes and its organs. After the abortion was complete it really hit me what I had done. I had just murdered and flushed a tiny little life down the toilet like it was nothing more than a dead goldfish. My pain and regret is only getting worse. Please don't do this. If you're pregnant and reading this, here is your sign not to do this. You don't think you'll feel this way until it's too late. Don't make my mistake. Let your little miracle live. I wish I had. I'm writing this because I'm desperately hoping my words can save the life of another little human, because it's too late for mine. Don't try to fix a mistake with another mistake. Abortion is not the answer, I promise.
Date: December 18, 2016