Now that I am older and the mother of a child that was wanted, I can say the pro-lifers were right.
I text him back: “I’m pregnant.” I immediately turn off my phone and shove it back into my coat pocket before giving him a chance to respond.
I chose to tell my son about my abortion because I wanted him to know that despite what he may hear in the media, church, from politicians in our incredibly conservative Southern state in which we live, that abortion isn’t a bad word.
There are members of our families who believe that any birth control is wrong. If they were to find out that we had terminated a pregnancy there is a very real chance that they would stop communicating with us.