Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The excerpt below is from Induru’s experience. The emotional reaction she had after her abortion surprised her. In addition to addressing those feelings, Induru also speaks to the financial hurdles she had to overcome to access care. Read her complete story that was published by Feminist Women’s Health Center, which operates Cedar River Clinics in Washington state.
“I am a very logical person and don’t normally get emotional about things. My boyfriend of over two years and I had spoken before about what we would do if I ever got pregnant — that I would get an abortion. I knew I must be pregnant before I even missed my period — I could just tell. I took the test and it came back positive. My boyfriend asked me what I wanted to do, in case I felt any different about it, but I knew I wanted to get an abortion.
At the time it seemed like a very matter-of-fact decision. It was the right choice, the logical choice. It took us a while to get the money for the surgical abortion — three months. I had to sell my professional camera to afford it, something I really didn’t want to do….”