My Abortion #38: Holly’s story

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The post that originally appeared as Abortion Story #38 has been removed due to community posting standards. We have replaced it with the following excerpt from Holly’s story. Holly speaks about her decision to obtain an abortion in the context of her economic security, career goals, and support system. Read her full narrative as it was published in Cosmopolitan.


“I have polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS], so my periods are usually irregular. When I didn’t get my period, at first I was like, “Whatever, that happens all the time.” It’s hard for someone to get pregnant with PCOS. Then I felt weird, but I told myself I was taking the pregnancy test “just in case.”…”

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