Abortion Story #352: Brittany’s abortion, and its impact on her relationship

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 Brittany’s story. She talks about becoming unexpectedly pregnant, making a decision to have an abortion, and how the experience affected her relationship with her partner. Read Brittany’s full narrative that was published by Cosmopolitan.


“Brandon and I met our first year at college and became friends with benefits. Our agreement was “We can kiss other people, but we’re sleeping only with each other.” It was outrageously complicated.

In late spring, I started feeling nauseous. I was on birth control, so I thought I had eaten something bad. Then I missed my period, but I blamed the stress of finals. When my second period didn’t come, I knew something was very wrong.

By then, I was home on Long Island, New York, for summer break. Brandon was at his parents’ house in upstate New York when I called him to say I was pregnant…”

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