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 Dee’s story. She opens up about what her unplanned pregnancy and abortion decision helped her realize about her relationship at the time and her feelings around building a family. Read Dee’s complete experience that was published by Buzzfeed.
“At 31 years old, I found myself pregnant for the first time after dating someone on and off for about three years. The truth was, I was more than ready to be able to have a child. I was certainly of age, my career was in a good place, and I was financially independent. But at that point, having a baby was something I never really considered. And if I was honest with myself, having a baby with him was definitely not a possibility…”