My Abortion #102: Shanelle Matthews’s Story

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 1 in 3 Campaign, an organization that wants to end the stigma and shame women are made to feel about abortion.

Without adequate sex education at school or at home, Shanelle Matthews didn’t know how to prevent a pregnancy. It took Shanelle more than ten years to open up about her experience when she was 17 and a full time athlete in college.

Watch this 9-minute video to hear her story.


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