Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. What follows is part of Priscilla Blossom’s story. She opens by addressing some different painful experiences she has had with pregnancy and becoming a mother, and then describes what she was thinking while obtaining an abortion. Read Priscilla’s full narrative that she published in Romper.
“…When I first found out I was unexpectedly pregnant, I cried. I immediately knew what needed to happen. I had just spent the past two years pregnant. The first year, my daughter was born prematurely and died after birth, leaving me with a hefty case of birth-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Then I went through a difficult, high-risk pregnancy and complicated birth with my son. He wasn’t even a year old, and I was pregnant again.
This time, however, I didn’t want any of it. I scheduled an appointment with a local clinic right away, got a sitter, and went with my partner to the clinic. I admit I was nervous and afraid, but also set in my conviction to terminate this pregnancy and move forward with my life and with my family…”