Category : My Abortion Story
Story By Wanjiku
Edited by Michael Okun Oliech
I was that girl who had everything. My parents worked so hard to ensure I never lacked anything. I went to the best private primary and secondary schools, passed with flying colors and finally I got admitted to one of the top university in Kenya to pursue a degree in medicine. It was a dream come true.
In campus I fell in love with a nice guy then out of nowhere, I found out I was pregnant. I was 2 weeks pregnant to be exact. I was scared and spent days crying. I was 19 years old and I had big dreams. I saw myself as a failure for allowing myself to get pregnant at that age without achieving my dreams and goals in life.
My boyfriend and I were not ready to become parents. It wasn’t fair to bring a baby into this world that we had never planned for. After going through and weighing the different options that we had, I knew what I had to do. I decided to have an abortion. I was not going to tell my parents about it or my friends. It was one of the most difficult decisions I had to make.
With the support of my boyfriend, I was able to get the best safe abortion services at a well-known health facility that offers safe abortion services and moved on with my life.
I made the right choice and I don’t regret it. I have always wanted to be a mother and I know I will be a great mother when the right time comes. For now I am not ready to be a mother. There is time for everything and being a mother is a future dream for me. The dream that I have right now is to graduate with a first class honors in medicine.