What to Expect When You’re Aborting
You may have seen this already, but a young woman has set up a blog to describe her experience of seeking abortion. Of course, it’s difficult to know online whether it’s for real, but the posts provide frankness and bit of humor.
The blog launched with a post containing a picture of a positive pregnancy test and noting the following practicalities:
Things I need to figure out
1. Does my insurance cover abortions?
2. Is there a more pleasant, less politically charged term I can use than abortion?
3. How far along am I?
4. Can I just use the pill?
I’m not freaking out yet. I hate whenever some mistake I make puts me in a hospital. I’m dreading the idea of getting a vacuum in my vadge more than any moral ramifications. Or existential traumas. As much as I want to be casual and calm about this the gravity of it keeps expanding.
The blogger has gone on to assess her options, compare the security of Planned Parenthood clinics to Baghdad checkpoints, list the handful of movies that deal with abortion, and critique abortion coverage in film and other media.
Check it out.