Layidua’s Abortion Story

I am excited to participate in We Testify because it is important to redefine what it means to be a person who’s had an abortion.

​It is important for me to share my story because we need to talk about how anti-abortion policy impacts real people. I also think it is important to move away from the idea that people who have abortions regret their abortions. We should talk about the complexity of our lives, without implying that we are incapable of making decision we will later regret. The decision to have an abortion is often impacted by multiple factors, and we should trust that people are making the best decision for themselves and their future.