Welcome to Bustle’s Abortion AMA column, where reproductive rights advocate and Romper editor Danielle Campoamor will speak to experts and medical professionals to answer people’s questions about abortion in a way that is educational, unvarnished, and judgement free. Ask us anything.
While I was sure of my decision to end my unwanted pregnancy when I was 23, I was terrified to walk into what I envisioned to be a cold, sterile room with scary medical instruments and even scarier masked physicians. I had endured seven knee surgeries, so I knew how uncomfortable operating rooms could be. I didn’t think to ask what the room where you get an abortion looks like, either, so I was at the mercy of my own imagination and the pictures painted by anti-choice advocates. Turns out, the room was nothing like I had anticipated.