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 Amanda’s experience having an abortion in her late twenties while living in New York City. She reflects on the negative emotions she was surprised to have about herself as she was making her decision, but knows an abortion was the right decision for her. Read her full story that was published by The Gloss.
“Some of us are baby people; some of us are dog people.
I was 11 weeks along when my gynecologist told me I was pregnant. I had been on The Pill since I was 18 years old and my period, since being on The Pill was non-existent. When it never came in January, then not again in February, it never crossed my mind that something wasn’t right. I had gone months before without a “period” — a quick splotch on my undies was usually all it was. Even before I was on The Pill (and after) I’m one of those women who is lucky enough to never have a menstruation that lasts more than two or three days…”