Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The below excerpt is from Parker’s story. Speaking about their medication abortion, Parker reflects on what it felt like to have a supportive partner and how they might build a family in the future. Read their full reflection, posted in the comments of a piece published by Ms. Magazine.
“At four weeks, I went to Planned Parenthood with my partner after talking with each other in depth about the decision. I received care and information at the clinic and after a few visits, I was able to have the abortion in the privacy of our home (using medication). It was a personal choice that I was glad to share with a close friend and lover…”