Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. Below, M. from Texas opens her story by sharing how she felt being inside the clinic to obtain an abortion. She later talks about her Catholic upbringing and her surprise at her mother’s reaction to her decision. Read M.’s full account as published by MSNBC.
“Well, the city that I live in doesn’t even have any clinics, so I had to drive down here. But everyone’s been very nice. It’s not intimidating to walk into. It actually makes you feel a little better about the situation. Once you’re inside, of course. I mean, there’s protestors outside, but once you’re inside, I mean, it doesn’t — it feels like everyone’s here to help you. No one’s judging you, which is exactly what people need when they’re, you know, getting ready to have an abortion…”