"I was not prepared for pregnancy."

This story appears in the comments section of a New York Times article titled “Let’s Talk About My Abortion and Yours.”

I had two abortions when my birth control failed twice in a gap of 20 years. I was not prepared for pregnancy.

I believe, as well, if my mother had had birth control, she would have avoided pregnancy altogether rater than live in poverty with 6 children who had to raise themselves.

I'm grateful for the compassionate medical care I received both times--and for a partner who agreed at age 48 to get a vasectomy.


"Today I am just grateful."

"I am childless by choice."