Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The following excerpt is the beginning of Kristen’s story. She opens up about why her unplanned pregnancy was among the lowest moments in her life and how her abortion gave her “relief” and “affirm[ation]” – even joy. Read Kristen’s full essay that was published in Splinter News.
“I shouldn’t have been pregnant. I was on the pill.
And yet, I knew that I was because I could feel my entire body rebelling against me — I was no longer in control.
A trip to the drug store, and three minutes later I had confirmation that the dizzying nausea, the feverishness, and the aching were not the result of the flu-bug that was going around, as I had hoped. Instead, they were the horrifying conclusion to a regrettable night…”