I’ll Never Be Ashamed of My Abortion
I want my daughters to have the same agency over their bodies as I did. I’m worried they won’t.
By Ylonda Gault
Jan. 22, 2020
I am medium-brown-skinned — neither rich dark chocolate nor creamy cafe au lait. I am a B cup and have, for a black girl, a barely there butt. I have flat feet and oily skin. And like so many American women of reproductive age, I’ve had an abortion.
I, and I alone, made the decision to terminate a pregnancy more than a decade ago so that I could be the best mother I could be to the two children I already had.