I’ve had 3 abortions and I’m done staying quiet about them

by Liz

September 11, 2021

I’m a 30 year old woman and I’ve had three abortions. All of them have been medically done via abortion pills. Seeing the news out of Texas this morning has really shaken me up. I did a lot of work to excavate the shame I had around my abortions after my 3rd one. I grew up in an evangelical church where abortion was a cardinal sin. I no longer have shame about my abortions, the only shame I feel today is the shame of staying quiet publicly about my experience and not writing in about my story sooner. My silence has been deafening. I am one of the lucky ones – I had access to abortion, I could afford them, and I knew I wouldn’t have to face any extreme consequences for my abortions. Many people are not as lucky, and I realized today that my silence has contributed to the culture war we are facing where so many of us just stay quiet because the abortion continues to be so taboo. Our silence gives anti-choicers power. I am done giving them power.

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