Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. Below is an excerpt from Shawanna’s story about experiencing two abortions. She discusses how the circumstances differed and how she thinks about them as a mother today. Read Shawanna’s full reflection that was published in Mic.com.
“My first pregnancy, at 16, I felt like I wasn’t ready and I didn’t want to be a mother at that time. … I really didn’t have an attachment to the pregnancy at all. I went in and [had an abortion]. The second time, I was trying to get pregnant…”