Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days.
Today’s story comes from the Feminist Women Center, or Cedar River Clinics of Seattle, a non-profit organization that “promotes and protects a woman’s right to choose and receive reproductive health care.”
In 1999, Annie had an abortion. She already had four children already and is at peace with her decision.
I am a 33 year old divorced woman, who has four children and a live-in boyfriend. I just found out I am pregnant again and have already made the appointment for an abortion. I came to this conclusion much to the dismay of my best friend. I am comfortable with the knowledge that for financial, physical, and emotional reasons I choose not to have this baby.
I also thank God I live in a country that gives me that options. I am not looking forward to the protesters that I have been warned about but I am prepared, I have made my peace with God, and myself and that is what is important to me.