Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The excerpt below opens Aziza’s story. She talks about the abortion she had while she was struggling to get by. Aziza also opens up about what it was like being sexually active with her partner following her procedure. Read her complete reflection that was published by Self magazine.
“I was 33 when I had an abortion. I was living in Chicago, under-employed, and doing everything I could to make ends meet. I was also in a long-distance relationship. After a week-long visit that May, I got pregnant. We spoke about getting the morning after pill, but I figured that I’d never gotten pregnant before, I was 33 and made it this far.…”