My Abortion #169: Dr. J’s Abortion Story

This month, we are showcasing some selections from our first six months of stories. 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 #169 has been removed due to community posting standards. We have replaced it with the opening excerpt of an account by Dr. J, age 66. She reflects on her abortion through the lens of being a doctor as well as the mother of young children. Read her full story online at Elle.com.


Both of my abortions happened in my late 30s or early 40s, when my kids were under the age of ten. They happened two years apart. I felt annoyed when I found out. It just felt like a hassle. I knew I was pregnant extraordinarily early in the pregnancy. I went to the obstetrician who delivered my two children to get the abortions. He was able to do it in his office…”

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