Abortion Story #343: Trish’s decision to end a wanted pregnancy in 1993

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The excerpt that follows begins Trish Karter’s story. A mom who went through fertility treatment to have more children, she had to make a decision to end a wanted pregnancy in 1993. Trish is a cofounder and former CEO of the Dancing Deer Baking Company. Read her complete narrative that was published as an op ed in 2015 by The Boston Globe.


“I HAD TWO days to make the hardest decision of my life, together with my husband and doctors. In two decades I’ve shared it with just a few friends and only recently discussed it fully with my children.

Many friends urged me not to tell the deeply personal story of my abortion. But I am sharing our story because I’m hopeful that our elected leaders, especially those who are chipping away at our freedoms, will pause to listen….”

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