- Posted February 11, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Have you had an abortion?
The Right Choice for Me
I recently graduated from law school, passed the bar, and moved to DC in hopes of finding my dream job, only to join the ranks of the unemployed. My insurance expired and before I could make an appointment at Planned Parenthood to get more birth control, I found myself pregnant. 27 years old, unmarried, barely making it by doing contract work, and pregnant.
People plan for the future and when they'll have children (or not) in many different ways, and this was not the way I planned on having children. I want to be married, to be financially stable, and ready to give 100% of myself to raising a child. Although I have an amazing and supportive partner whom I plan to marry, all of the pieces weren't in the right place, which is why I had an abortion four months ago. It ended up being a much harder choice than I ever thought it would be, but it was the right and best choice for me.