Abortion Story #309: Meg’s poem on having had an abortion

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 from Meg’s poetic reflection about her abortion. She acknowledges that there are many reasons why people seek care while affirming her own. Read her complete poem that was published by Shout Your Abortion.


“I had an abortion.

And not because I was near death and had to save my life.

And not because the baby would have been born sick.

Or with a large tumor.

Or with no arms or legs….”

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