I had an abortion in October, 2016.
My husband and I already had one child and this pregnancy, like my previous one, was planned and wanted.
I have chronic health problems that worsened after the birth of my first child. And it soon became clear that there was no way to carry my second pregnancy to term.
Making the decision to have an abortion was the hardest thing I have ever done, but I do not regret it for a second. I made the choice that protected my health and child. I am grateful that I had that choice, and acutely aware that far too many women and girls in this country do not. Because of them, I will never be silent about my abortion.