Abortion Story #339: Thankful for my mom and for my abortion

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 Kelly’s story. She reflects on how her mom supported, rather than “shame…[or] scold” her, when she made a decision to have an abortion in college nearly twenty years ago. Read Kelly’s full narrative that was published by The Stranger.


“In my second year of college, I had to make a difficult phone call. I’d stared at the phone for almost two hours before I actually picked it up and dialed. I was fairly calm, until I heard her voice: “Hello?”

All I said was “Mom?” and then I started sobbing…”

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