Abortion Story #294: Nancy’s abortion after high school graduation

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. An excerpt that opens Nancy’s story is below. She recalls her decision to obtain an illegal abortion before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized care nationwide in 1973. Read her full reflection that was published by Humans of Planned Parenthood.


“On my high school graduation day, I found out I was pregnant. Definitely not planned and definitely not wanted. This was 1970, so going to my doctor or Planned Parenthood for an abortion wasn’t an option. My boyfriend told me his friend’s girlfriend had had an abortion, and he would arrange things. So a week after I graduated, I drove to Augusta, GA, with my sister-in-law…”

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