Brie 🐶
Wed May 15 20:45:29 +0000 2019

to make sure. Little did we know that this “women’s clinic” was owned by Christians. They proceeded to tell me that if I killed my baby, I would be a murderer, and murderers go to hell. I was 17 years old. My friend took my hand and dragged me out of that clinic (3)

In order for me to get the procedure as a 17 year old without parental consent, I had to go in front of a judge who would grant me my rights to an abortion as long as I wasn’t using it as a means for birth control. I was granted my rights. I took the day off of school and my(4)

friend drove me to the abortion clinic. This procedure took all of 5 minutes. There was no baby to remove and dismantle. There wasn’t even a fetus. It was an embryo that took 5 minutes and no blood shed to remove. I went home and through confusion, a lot of tears and pure (5)

support from my friend, I tried to continue on with my 17 year old life. Shortly after I had time to think about what had actually happened, I broke up with him. He proceeded to pull a knife on me, but he cut his wrists instead. He said if he can’t have me, he doesn’t want (6)

to live. I was 17 years old. My parents who found out about my abortion and what he had done to me banned him from my house. For 10 years after, he stalked me. He showed up at my work. He knew how to get my new cell phone number I constantly had to change because of him. (7)

It was only when the police arrested him for stalking that he left me alone. I thank God everyday that I don’t have his child. That he wasn’t allowed to “lock me in.” He is a psychopath and I would hate myself if I had brought an actual living and breathing child into this (8)

world with him as their father. I believe he would have killed us. I’ve never spoken on this publicly. It has caused me pain and embarrassment, but if my story helps one person out there, then that means more to me than my pain. This is bigger than I am. (9)

To the girls and women in Ohio, Georgia and Alabama and more states to come, I am with you. I will never stop fighting for your rights as a HUMAN. Stay strong and never be ashamed of who you are and what you do with your own body. (10)