Abortion Story #282: Cindy’s story

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 Cindy’s experience. She talks about her abortion in the context of her and her family’s wellbeing and the complexity of bringing her husband into her decision given his Catholic background. Read Cindy’s complete story that was published at Shout Your Abortion, a “network of individuals talking about abortion on [their] own terms and creating space for others to do the same.”


“I have two amazing children with my husband. Both boys, I prayed for boys through both pregnancies, eight years apart. Thankfully, something heard my pleas.

But the second pregnancy took so much out of me; of us. Physically, mentally and emotionally.  We were not where we needed to be to grow [our] family again when I took a pregnancy test and had it be positive…”

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