Part II

Caroline Walsh
2 min readMar 6, 2022

Did I want to drive off the Key Bridge for about a week after my abortion?

Yes.

Was I ever going to get enough speed to get over the sidewalk and barriers in DC rush hour traffic?

No.

I didn’t really cry again until after the procedure. I wish I could say I stayed home and lit candles, mourning the loss and finding my spirituality and peace with the situation that was happening, but I didn’t. I don’t remember what I did that weekend, besides buy extra thick maxi pads on the way home and get grossed out at the heavy loss of blood every…

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Caroline Walsh

Former CIA Analyst and Coastie. PhD Student. Author of Fairly Smooth Operator: My life occasionally at the tip of the spear, available now!