Abortion Story #325: “To be her mother, I had to let go.”

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The below excerpt is from Jacqui’s story. She opens up about ending a wanted pregnancy after learning of a fetal anomaly, speaking of her abortion as a decision she made as a mother. Read her full narrative that was published in Huffington Post.


“…Her name would have been Sylvia or Nina. Her middle name would have been Rose. I think of her most when I’m at the ocean, where I told my mother I was pregnant with my second baby and I was sure it was a girl.

But I knew that something was wrong from the start. It was hard to tell close friends and family, but I was trying to wish away the feeling of dread, a knot in my stomach that told me something was wrong. Call it intuition, maybe.…”

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