Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. What follows is excerpted from Rose Miller’s narrative. She details what her physical experience was like after making a decision to obtain a medication abortion. Her story, is published in Bustle.
“The first thing I knew when I found out that I had accidentally gotten pregnant was that I was going to have an abortion. The second thing I knew was that there was no way I could deal with having a traditional surgical abortion. I didn’t and still don’t believe that having an abortion is psychologically harmful; rather, I was already hanging by a thread (for unrelated reasons) at the time, which I knew meant that I absolutely had to get an abortion. I also knew that the vulnerability involved in lying on an operating table alone or sitting among strangers in the group recovery room afterwards would probably break me…”