"The most distressing thing about my abortion was the reaction I got from others. The first friend I told was extremely judgmental – reluctantly accepting my choice but making it clear that she would have made a different decision and thought I wasn’t thinking it through. All because she personally said she wouldn’t have an abortion.
After this, I became scared to talk about it to other people. I feared their judgement even though I was perfectly comfortable with my choices. I worried how my friends would react. Because despite how many women have abortions – about one in three – it’s still a taboo topic. People are scared to stand up and say it. Which is why I wrote this piece. So that someone out there, who finds themselves in the same situation as I did, can know that they are not alone. They do not need to feel ashamed or embarrassed. If they don’t want to be pregnant, they don’t have to be. And they don’t need anyone in their life who makes them feel bad about that.”
Read the whole thing here.