Abortion Story #385: “I actually identified as gay…”

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 LJ’s story. She opens up about being gay, divorced, a parent, and having an abortion in her twenties. Read her full narrative that was published by Buzzfeed.


“…I never had a doubt it was the right thing for me. I walked in, had the procedure, and never looked back. Insurance paid for it. I was fortunate. The worst part of the whole ordeal was being scolded by the counselor at the clinic for not opting for an IUD after the procedure. What she didn’t understand, given the predicament I was currently in, was that I actually identified as gay and that’s why I had left my marriage….”

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