Reliable research tells us that people terminate pregnancies for many reasons: Because childcare is prohibitively expensive. Because another baby will complicate caring for their existing children. Because they are not able or willing to become mothers. But the stigma surrounding abortion keeps most women silent. Now, thirty writers share stories of their own abortions in this challenging, moving, vital collection.
Victoria Barrett's writing has appeared in theColorado Review,Glimmer Train Stories,Salon, andMaximum Middle Age, among other outlets. Her own abortion story has been featured on her local NBC affiliate and in a BBC feature. She serves as a Planned Parenthood Patient Advocate, and teaches university writing. She is the editor and publisher of Engine Books.