I am on those women that has been accused of using abortion as birth control, but I have zero regrets and advocate for contraception AND abortion.
I was great about using BC pills, until I had a bi polar manic phase due to not being able to afford my meds that month because of car issues. Everything within my life went chaotic, I did not take my BC pills- simple as that. I still had sex though, I was married and not going to NOT have sex. We were both college students just getting by.
I was 20 when I had my first abortion at 7w 5 days pregnant, and I had an IUD inserted while I was still asleep from the anesthesia. WINNING. IUDs are awesome, BTW. Life began to look up! I qualified for pt assistance for meds, and have been stable ever since..
Age 22, just 2 years after having my IUD inserted, I was pregnant. Crap, so I had my second abortion and then had another IUD inserted because they ARE very effective.
Fast forward 12-13 years later. I had my tubes tied, never had another unwanted pregnancy.
I graduated college, traveled the US and the world, I am VERY fortunate. To this day I am a travel Nurse and road trip all of the time.
My life has been great, I have no regrets as far as my abortions are concerned. I ended up working for the same abortion provider until he retired in 2012.
I had amazing medical care, the Nurse anesthetist, RN/LPN staff, and physician, were all amazing.
I am thankful that we have choices, each and every one of them.
I believe in CHOICE. No coersion, no threats, just support a woman in any choice she makes.