Abortion Story #334: Sarah’s abortion as a Jewish woman

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 Sarah’s story. She opens up about her decision and process to have an abortion when she was in college, speaking of her experience in the context of her identity as a Jewish woman. Read her complete essay that was published in Kveller.


“It’s no secret why frightened looking girls walk into the social worker’s office on the second floor of the Student Health Center at UC Berkeley.

And while I sat there, vaguely nauseous and needing to pee (for the third time that hour) I avoided eye contact with the students walking by. After all, Nice Jewish Girls don’t get knocked up freshman year of college…”

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