Abortion Story #297: “I made the only choice I could.”

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The excerpt that follows is from Whitney’s story. She shares about her medication abortion, a decision she made while grieving her father’s sudden death. Whitney also reflects on feelings of “guilt for not feeling guilty” and a 2016 proposal from Ohio to limit care early in pregnancy, which stopped just short of being enacted. Read Whitney’s full story that was published by Elle UK.


“…Seemingly overnight, I found myself parentless, single, drowning in a sea of grief, knocked-up and financially and emotionally unfit to be a mother.

I didn’t know what was going to happen the next day, let alone the next 18 years. I was waking up in tears everyday, barely able to get out of bed. I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to have children, but I knew this certainly wasn’t the way I wanted to start. So I made the only choice I could.

I was way past the 6 week mark, as most women who need an abortion are, because at 6 weeks a woman will have missed only one period….”

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