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I am 30 years old now. I have had two abortions in the last 5 years. We had been together for a few years, and I had been on the pill. I was taking an antibiotic and got pregnant on accident.

I felt it right away, and I immediately called Planned Parenthood in Colorado. It never even occurred to me to keep it. They said I had to wait until I was 8 weeks along before they could do it. I went to my appointment at exactly 8 weeks and the staff was wonderful and nonjudgemental. They gave me mifepristone in the clinic to stop the growth. Then I had to take misoprostol at home to expel the waste. I never felt sick.

A year to the day later, I got pregnant again. I had missed ONE pill. We still weren't ready to have a child. I had to go back to the clinic, but I went to a different town because I felt embarrassed that it happened again and that, again, I'm still not ready. Same medicines, just this time I got an IUD. Prior to this, no one would put an IUD in. I had asked a few physicians in different states.

I am 30 now. We are married and now getting ready to take the IUD out and plan for a family. I don't regret my decisions because I did what I had to do to feel comfortable/ready in bringing a child into this crazy world. The only way I'll feel bad about this is if we have trouble getting pregnant now.