Abortion Story #348: Grace, on being a mom and having an abortion

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 is part of Grace’s story, who is from New Zealand. Already a mom, she shares about her abortion decision in the context of her own well-being, her family’s financial security, and considering what would take to parent more children. Read Grace’s complete story that was published as an interview by the blog Yes and Yes.


“…As soon as I realized I was pregnant I knew I couldn’t have that baby. Luckily my husband felt exactly the same way. We both want our daughter to have a sibling, but we knew that financially, and emotionally, we were not able to support another baby at that time. When I thought about having a second baby all I could see in my future was struggle and depression. I knew that was a bad sign, and the termination was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made….”

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