My Abortion Allowed My Life To Continue

My abortion story isn't interesting or full of drama. Then again, I don't think most are. I was too young, too poor, too scared, too unstable, too excited about my future to continue my pregnancy. It doesn't really matter why I decided to have an abortion. It was five years ago this week that I went to an abortion clinic in Denver to make the decision to end my pregnancy and continue my life. I am so thankful that the providers were willing to give me, an uninsured 23 year old, a free IUD. I have had my sweet little IUD for five years and it has successfully protected me from having another pregnancy I wasn't ready for. I don't know where I would be had I continued my pregnancy. In terms of sharing this story, I hate that I want to remain anonymous. I hope that someday I will have the opportunity to share my story as me. I hope that when I share this story as me it won't be particularly interesting or incriminating.

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