"In 2013, after an emotional breakdown, I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I spent weeks trying to make the choice whether to terminate or take parenthood on headfirst. Ultimately, we choose the latter. While this was the best option for us, in a relatively close time frame, my best friend was faced with the same conflict and went down the opposite path- choosing to have an abortion. I will always be grateful I had the choice and support to make the decision that was best for me, and that her and I, although choosing different routes, have always supported each other through these major life changes.
I think it's often forgotten that in the fight for a woman's right to choose, parenthood is one of those choices. Pregnancy - mine especially - was not, and is not, an easy thing to endure. Parenthood similarly is really hard sometimes. It takes so much from you emotionally, physically, and mentally. It is not something for everyone and that is okay.
I am pro woman, pro choice, pro abortion, pro parenthood, pro adoption. I am pro-whatever-is-best-for-you because it's not a choice I can or ever should have the right to make for someone else."