Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The excerpt below begins Chelsea’s abortion story. Now a mother of two, she reflects on the abortion she obtained when she was younger and struggling to make ends meet. Chelsea also talks about the supportive care provided by Planned Parenthood that compelled her to volunteer later in life. Read her full story that was published by Parent Map.
“I was 20 years old. I was living in a punk house in the U District [of Seattle] with, like, nine other people. I was working part-time making coffee and interning for a nonprofit and playing in a band, and I got pregnant by my live-in boyfriend. I was basically still a child and so was he, and there was no way we were going to be able to support a kid. Our relationship wasn’t that stable, and my mental health wasn’t that stable, so I got an abortion at Planned Parenthood…”