My story is a little different. I never had an abortion. I had two planned pregnancies with artificial insemination and I treasure them both. I thought long and hard about being a mother because I could hear my mother saying, “I never wanted children. If I had to have children, I definitely didn’t want girls. When I had you, I already had a girl. I didn’t want you, but I didn’t have any choice.”
She was a horrible mother and shouldn’t have been trusted with a houseplant, much less a child. But I pitied her, in the end, because she should have had a choice. If my mother had access to an abortion when she was pregnant with me, I wouldn’t be here…and that’s okay. She should have had the choice.