Abortion Story #247: Megan from California

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. Below is the opening of Megan’s story. Twenty years later as a parent, she reflects on what she learned about herself while making the decision to obtain an abortion. Read her full narrative as it was published in The Daily Beast.


“I was 20, in college. Pregnant in spite of using contraceptives; had not realized the pill had to be taken the same time every day or else. Didn’t want to be a mom, I wanted to grow up first. Knew my 40-year-old boyfriend wouldn’t stick around if a baby happened—he had left two wives as single moms. Definitely didn’t want to do the single mom thing at all. What I learned about myself: I struggle with a difficult decision, until it is made and irrevocable. I cried every day until the day of the abortion…”

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