Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The following excerpt opens Jane’s narrative. She talks about being in a new relationship and knowing that she was not yet ready to become a parent. Read Jane’s full story as it was published in Buzzfeed.
“I was 25 years old and had just started dating my now-husband. We got pregnant accidentally after five months of knowing each other. We knew we wanted kids one day but it just wasn’t the right time — we were just getting to know ourselves and each other, we both lived far away from our families. And deep down I knew I wasn’t ready to be the kind of mother I want to be…”