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I had an abortion in college and have never regretted it.

This may sound strange, but I actually felt different after sex when the pregnancy happened--there was a funny twinge in my abdomen that just lingered. Then I missed my period, and a girlfriend suggested a pregnancy test. When it turned positive, I instantly knew what I had to do... I didn't even consult with my boyfriend or anyone else. I was seven weeks pregnant when I had my abortion. Afterward, I felt relieved.

Clearly, abortion is a bigger event for many women. But I knew I would have been a selfish and very possibly abusive mother. I'm happy to have my present life and career, and I want to let people know it's possible to have an abortion without sadness.