Teresa’s Story

I was the mother of two children and married to an abuser. His brutality was increasing, to the point that he was disabling our phone (this was before cell phones) before coming after me. His violence was more and more focusing on my neck. I knew that if I didn’t get out and away he would eventually kill me and my children would be motherless. I was using an IUD for birth control but it was embedded in my uterus so my gynecologist removed it and I immediately got pregnant. I knew that if I had another baby I wouldn’t be able to leave my husband and support myself and my children, but if I stayed I would end up dead. I chose an abortion. I have never regretted it. My children, who are now parents themselves, were able to grow up with me in a loving and supportive home. Would I do it again? Absolutely.