Woman who had abortion: “Giving myself a vote of confidence”

By Sarah Terzo

From one woman who had an abortion:

“I feel proud of myself that I made the choice to have an abortion and finish college. I never made a decision before that said I was the most important person. Choosing abortion is about empowerment. It’s about making a choice in favor of myself and my own future. It was giving myself a vote of confidence.” — Anonymous woman

Quoted in The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. The New Our Bodies, Ourselves. (Touchstone Books, 1992), p. 369.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.