Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. An excerpt from Jessica’s story is below. She considers why her abortion may have been during “hard time in [her] life, but the decision to have one is not one [she] regret[s].” Jessica offers three reasons in particular why she felt abortion was the right decision for her. Read her full reflection that was published by The Odyssey Online.
“…Coming from a single mother household, I was already limited with resources available. Having a child would have made it impossible for me to return to school (I was taking a break at the time) and I am not sure if I would have ever been able to go back. If anything, unplanned pregnancy made me realize my life was going in a direction I did not want it to go in….”