My Abortion #94: Amanda’s Story

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The story that originally appeared as Abortion Story #94 has been removed due to community posting standards. We have replaced it with the following excerpt from Amanda’s experience, who reflects on her abortion as a mother of two and having experienced challenging pregnancies. Read her full story that was published as an interview in CafeMom.


“My name is Amanda and I’ve been married for eight years now. My husband…and I have two kids. [My husband] is a junior high teacher and I’m a nurse. We found out that I was pregnant about a month ago and decided to have an abortion about a week later.

…[I had an abortion for a] whole host of reasons, really. The first and foremost is that I feel really certain that our family is complete. We’ve been planning on my husband getting a vasectomy this summer, once he is out for the school year, and I’ve been on a breastfeeding-friendly version of the pill until then. I just weaned [my son] and switched pills and I think that is when we got pregnant…”

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