It was an easy decision because I knew what I wanted. I’ve heard people say: “You’ll come to regret your abortion,” and 15 years later, I haven’t. Ninety-five percent of us who have abortions don’t regret them, data shows…

The only thing I regret about my abortion experience is that I almost believed the rhetoric that was presented by anti-abortion groups around abortion and Black women. Was my body “the most dangerous place for an African American” as one anti-abortion billboard told me? Is “our next possible leader aborted every 21 minutes” as another said, alongside an image of President Barack Obama? I knew the answer was no, but it has taken years for me to understand the deep seated hatred for Black women that those billboards display.

It’s still frustrating to see that white pro-criminalization activists cheered on rapper Kanye West for tweeting that 22,500,000 Black babies have been aborted in 50 years, without taking time to fact check the statement or consider how it might affect Black women and trans people who have abortions, and how they might feel erased.