Cindy

Thankfully, I had always been pro-choice, was active in an adamantly pro-choice feminist organization and knew how to find and navigate abortion services, so it was easier for me to initiate the abortion process.  I also lived in a major city where abortion services are relatively easily accessed and had a valid health card.

At this stage in my life, I am trying to get pregnant with a female partner and its been a trying and difficult process, making me still adamant about reproductive rights and control, although from an entirely different angle.  But no matter how hard I struggle to get pregnant now, I have never once regretted having an abortion.

There is still so much stigma and shame around abortion.  There’s this persistent idea that abortion should only be used as a last resort.  Its like if you’re past a certain age, in a “stable” relationship, or you have a steady job or you already have kids, you’re just not as entitled to an abortion as folks who are not.  Whatever happened to “on demand”?

I think because the pro-choice movement hasn’t always done the greatest job of supporting and providing feminist post-abortion counseling, women have turned to support from anti-choicers who are all about making women feel regret.

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