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 Savanna’s reflection on her abortion. She opens up about what she would like to have known before accessing care. Read her full story that was published by Teen Vogue.
“I wish I had known that I wasn’t alone, and that I didn’t have to make it a big secret. I wish I had known that it was okay to cry, and that I didn’t have to wipe the tears and snot from my face with my sleeve so the nurses wouldn’t judge me. They weren’t judging me, they were only there to help. I wish I had known that it was okay to mourn my loss, because truly it was a loss and it still is….”