I'm a 22-year old college student who
had an abortion in late December of 1998. Ending my pregnancy is one of the best
decisions I've ever made. I firmly believe that one should have her (or his) own
life together financially, emotionally, and mentally before bringing another person
into the world.
The choice to abort was a choice I made on my own. Contrary
to anti-choice belief, my boyfriend and family members did not pressure me into
having an abortion. I thank God that I have a wonderful, supportive family
and lover, but I am quite capable of deciding when and/or if I have children...
women are not wilting flowers who simply concede to their lovers' or parents'
To say that women should not have a choice concerning
abortion is to say women are incapable of making complex life decisions. As comedian
George Carlin said, "These people (anti-choicers) aren't pro-life; they're
I'm graduating from a prestigious East Coast university
this May and attending law school in the fall. I hope to become a reproductive
rights attorney and help keep abortion safe and legal. Only after having an abortion
do I realize how very important and essential 'choice' is.In sisterhood,
4 April 1999
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