You don’t have to _____.
You don’t have to heal.
You don’t have to forgive.
You don’t have to find purpose in the pain.
You don’t have to do anything after your abortion.
But if you want to you can:
learn something new about yourself
learn something new about the world
let go of something you don’t want to believe anymore
interrupt an old pattern
build a new life.
There are no explicit rules.
There are no universal expectations.
You get to do you
any way that you want to after abortion.
Excerpt with permission from ‘What I Wish: 100 love notes to help you survive, come alive, and thrive after abortion’ by Amanda Kingsley.