Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. Below is an excerpt from Marianne’s experience. She talks about making a decision to have an abortion in the context of being in an abusive relationship and not being ready to become a parent. Read her complete reflection that was published by Shout Your Abortion.
“…When I was 22, my boyfriend was simultaneously overbearing and unfaithful. After years of conversations among our friends about women’s reproductive rights, and what I thought was mutual agreement that abortion was a woman’s choice, he did a complete 180 when I told him I was pregnant. Rather than trying to change his mind, I broke up with him and called the only person I could trust for help: my mom….”