By Cecily Kellog for Your Tango
Of course, that’s not the full story.
I’ll tell the full story again, as I’ve told it over and over since the end of 2004. But as the #ShoutYourAbortion movement has taken off online, I’ve been rethinking how I talk about what happened to me.
I think about how I’ve told the story over the years; how I’ve softened my language and talked about “life-saving medical termination” instead of saying ABORTION ABORTION ABORTION.
While being softer with the language has helped some people see grey in an issue they previously viewed as black and white, I’m not sure I’ve done other women a service by not calling it what it was.
It was a late-term abortion, and it saved my life.