Abortion Story #386: Poem on overcoming shame

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The excerpt below is from Pier’s story, who speaks to moving through abortion stigma and overcoming shame, in poetry form. Read Pier’s full poem that was published by Shout Your Abortion.


“… I was awake the entire time.

Two nurses had to hold me down.

Insured, but nothing could be documented.

One on either side.

[…She could not know…] …”

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