Somebody I knew needed a choice...

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Registered: 08-31-2004
Somebody I knew needed a choice...
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Sun, 08-31-2008 - 3:19am

This week, my 24yo sister told me that she had an abortion in July. It was chemical (pill-induced) and she was about 7 weeks along. She didn't tell me at the time, because mine is a very much wanted pregnancy and she thought it would upset me.

I was sad that she didn't feel she could tell me, and I explained to her that although I REALLY want this baby, I can separate my feelings from other people's feelings and I know that this was the best choice in her particular circumstances. I had a fleeting (unexpressed) feeling of sadness for my son's cousin who we'll never know, but mostly I was grateful that the choice was available to my sister.

Anyway, I'm not sure if there's anything there to comment on or debate, but I wanted to post about it and this seemed like the place.

baby siggy
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Registered: 08-31-2004
Fri, 09-05-2008 - 1:50pm

Yes, I was pretty taken aback too.

I'm glad the support was there for her though, even though it wasn't me.

baby siggy
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Registered: 05-21-2008
Thu, 09-04-2008 - 12:07am
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Registered: 11-29-2005
Sun, 08-31-2008 - 8:56am
I'm glad she had options available to her :)


 


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