At first I was just so glad that it was over, but weeks after my abortion I started to feel sad. I spoke to a few friends about it and they told me my hormones just needed to regulate and I would feel back to my old self. So I gave it sometime but it wasn’t getting any better. I heard about Hope Rising through a friend and decided it was time to speak to someone who had also experienced abortion. I met with the woman from Hope Rising at a coffee shop where she told me the whole story of HER abortion. When I left I still had sadness but I also knew I wasn’t alone and that many women experience the same kind of emotions. It gave me comfort to know that there were others who knew exactly what I was feeling.