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 Casie’s story. She talks about making an abortion decision because she was not yet ready to become a parent, would want to plan for a healthy pregnancy, and has goals to finish school and continue competing as a young athlete. Read Casie’s full essay that was published by Shout Your Abortion.
“I am 22 and I got pregnant. I was 6 weeks pregnant when I tested positive on the test. When I called my boyfriend and sister to the room and showed them the positive test they didn’t discourage me in any way. They were both off the bat very open that whatever I chose, they will support me. Financially I knew it wouldn’t be a problem, I was planning on marrying my boyfriend, and I had all the support in the world. But… I simply wasn’t ready and my boyfriend totally understood.
My boyfriend has a baby from another girl so he already has experience with a kid. You would think someone with a kid would be very negative about terminating my pregnancy but he totally understood. My boyfriend handled this situation very well. He wanted me to move in an settle down if I kept him/her but he understood how much work and overhead it is to have a kid. He knew I had a lot going on with my life at the moment and I felt the same way. I am finishing the last 3 quarters of college, overloading on classes and on scholarship to run track and field…”