Today is the day I am 4 days late for my period.

Today is the day I got a positive pregnancy test.

Today is the day I scheduled an appointment to get an abortion.

•Never in my lifetime did I expect to have to get an abortion. I had my daughter almost 11 months ago. The pregnancy itself was amazing beyond words, but the complications I battled from 25 weeks until 38 weeks 2 days were detrimental to my health. My body is proportioned oddly, so my torso can’t properly carry a baby without damaging my organs (kidneys mainly) in the process. So for my own health, I have to make the tough decision to get an abortion.