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It was last November that I found out I am pregnant. Here in my country its a taboo to get pregnant before marriage even having sex is forbbiden for unmarried girl or boy. … read more >

Anonymous

I have had two abortions and I experienced each one in tremendously different ways. … read more >

Anonymous

I had always considered myself to be cautious, when it came to protected sex and birth control, and to be honest I never thought I would experience an unwanted pregnancy. I was 39 years old, and I had never been pregnant. … read more >

Anonymous

My boyfriend and I had been using the pull-out method for almost a year since I went off the pill because of side effects. I figured if I got pregnant we were already talking about marriage and it would just be a little out of order. No big deal right? Wrong. I was so very wrong. … read more >

Alex

I was 21 when I became pregnant with my third child, fathered by my alcoholic, physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive husband. Early in the pregnancy, after he was arrested for hitting me, I finally found the strength, and courage to leave him, and file for divorce. … read more >

Nikki

I found out I was pregnant in May 2013. I was ecstatic, so was my partner. We had been trying for a baby for about a year. … read more >

Eryn

The worst part about finding out I was pregnant at 18 was telling my parents.  I had only seen my dad cry at my grandmother's funeral, but here he was, crying over his shamefully pregnant teenage daughter.  The ironic thing was, three months earlier I had gone to my only doctor, my pediatrician, and asked to be put on the pill.  She lectured me on abstinence instead and - while I was driving home - called my mom and told her what I had asked for, even though I was legally an adult. … read more >

DLM

Thank You, for Life “You saved my life,” I had told the provider. I was 22 years old, in a just-okay four-year relationship with a just-okay guy, and I was working every second of every day towards becoming a doctor. One night while working on my medical school application, I realized I had been so stressed that I couldn’t remember when I last had a period. Time stopped. Then, the pregnancy test came back positive. The dream I had for my life went from feeling close within reach to sickeningly far, far away. … read more >

Emily

I was 14 years old. My step father's brother took advantage of me and my undying need to please older men that reminded me of my abusive father. … read more >

Kayla

I was 20 years old and in a terribly dysfunctional relationship. Mentally and emotionally abusive, as well as the constant infidelities. … read more >

Anonymous

I was 20 when he promised me he was infertile, and I trusted him. Why wouldn't I? He was a close friend and had never lied to me before. … read more >

Anonymous

I was in college when I was date raped. I went to a party and suddenly everyone was gone except the two of us. I had no car and the buses were done running for the night. I was in a dangerous part of town and he knew I was scared to walk 5 miles back to my dorm alone. … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18, in my freshman year of college and having sex with my high school sweetheart. In late September I thought I had the flu. I never really thought about the possibility of being pregnant until one of my girlfriends saw me vomiting at school one day. … read more >

Rebecca

I was in my 20s, young and married for the second time. I had four children. One had been kidnapped by my first husband, one had suffered devastating encephalitis from a vaccine reaction and was in a permanent vegetative state. My husband and I both had jobs, but minimum wage doesn't stretch far when you have kids in day care. … read more >

Anonymous

At 19, I found myself pregnant, after a drunk night where I was positive my 27 year old boyfriend of 3 months had assured me he was wearing a condom. He was not. At first I denied reality. Things like this didn't happen to girls like me. … read more >

Anonymous

I knew exactly when I became pregnant. I had been having issues with my birth control pill and was trying to find an alternative form of birth control that worked better for me. My boyfriend and I only had unprotected sex once and I took Plan B within a few hours of the sex. However, when I woke up the next morning I felt odd and knew I was pregnant. … read more >

Anonymous

I have used birth control throughout most of my 37 child-bearing years (I'm now 49 and still able to get pregnant); however, two times that I didn't, I ended up getting pregnant. … read more >

Nancy

I was 14 years old, and I was raped. He was more than twice my age, and he was my then boyfriend's older brother. I'm from a severe Catholic family, so I knew that they wouldn't understand. … read more >

Suleima

I had been married for 4 years when I became pregnant. I was 26 years old. My husband did not want a child at the time and convinced me to have an abortion. I was feeling really sick, so it was an easy decision. … read more >

Anonymous

I'm in my early 30s, married, never before pregnant. I just returned home from a surgical abortion. I grew up with a strict father and born again Christian mother, and my parents consider abortion to be the worst thing... … read more >

Anonymous

Your 1 in 3 Valentine's Day campaign really touched me, my due date 4 years ago was Valentine's Day. It gives me relief to know through websites like yours, that I am not alone. I no longer feel ashamed by my choice, I am pro-life, but by pro-life I mean that of the mother as much as the child, I have the right to make choices about my own existence, … read more >

Daisy

I received a safe and legal abortion when an unplanned pregnancy followed not long after the birth of my second child. Because I was treated with respect and care, and because the choice to end the pregnancy fit with my life plan and my core values, the event was not traumatic. … read more >

Harriet

Its not a memory I used to be able to share, but I have realized how necessary it is to accept who one is. I was 15, and my boyfriend was 16. I was raised in a strict Christian household, to the degree that sex and even more, contraception, … read more >

Karmin

I was 23 and I had just broken up with my jealous and controlling boyfriend. A couple weeks later I found out I was pregnant. I had no idea what to do, I told my ex boyfriend who told me there was no way it was his … read more >

Jessica

I was married with two beautiful young children. My marriage was tragically ended when my husband burned down our house and himself. … read more >

Anonymous

I grew up in a home surrounded by mental illness. I knew I didn't have the skills or the gene pool for parenthood, but I got married to a manipulative man and we got pregnant twice. … read more >

Anonymous

My boyfriend at the time took advantage of me, did not listen to me, and a month later I started craving blueberries (of all things!). Sharp noises irritated me all the time, I was exhausted and never felt like going out...so my friend suggested I get a pregnancy test. … read more >

Anonymous

I was seventeen when I found out I was pregnant to a boy (also seventeen) who I had been dating for a little over a month. I barely graduated highschool, and had serious depression, anxiety, bulimia. … read more >

Madeline

I was in college when I found out I was pregnant. Emotional broken and depressed over a breakup with my boyfriend … read more >

Anonymous

I was 19 and sophomore in college when I got pregnant. I had only been with my boyfriend for a few months, and I couldn't see him … read more >

Anonymous

I'd always known I was not Mother material. I would be the woman you see yelling at her child. The one that you wonder why she ever had a kid. … read more >

Sandy

I was 23 years old. Roe vs wade had just passed. I was pregnant and could not disgrace my parents. I am not sorry. … read more >

Anita

I was married then to my, now ex, husband. I was in school full time and working, interning and studying every other free minute. … read more >

Mel

I'm not sure if you're still doing this project/website but I have nobody that understands so maybe it'll help? I was 18 when I made the choice … read more >

Jess

I was 16 years old and had a drug problem. Having an abortion saved my future. It also helped to encourage me to get clean and sober … read more >

Rianna

I got pregnant while living in Guatemala as a volunteer teacher. My Mayan boyfriend was not a suitable life partner for me, and had once told me he was anti-abortion … read more >

Elizabeth

I was 22 and 2 months away from graduating college. My boyfriend at the time had made it known early in our relationship that he did not want me to have an abortion … read more >

Christina

When my son was 18 months old, we decided to try for a sibling. My first pregnancy ended in an early miscarriage. I quickly became pregnant again … read more >

Julie

It was 1973 I was 21 and had a was seeing someone who after a nice dinner out had sex with for the first and last time. It was only my 2nd … read more >

Jeannette

My first pregnancy was an accident (do NOT trust "Fertility Awareness" methods!!), but at the time I was pro-life … read more >

Avery

I was 19, went to a clinic to get on the birth control pill (this was 1971, pre Roe days). The clinic Dr found … read more >

Anonymous

I was already a single mom trying to raise a 9 month old daughter by myself. I slipped up and had unprotected sex … read more >

Nichole

We thought is was an ulcer. Looking back now, it seems silly, but accidental pregnancy is something all women believe will never happen to them. … read more >

Natalie

I found out in a Tim Horton's bathroom - I decided the five minute drive home was too long to wait. Immediately, I had … read more >

Katelyn

Following an uncomfortable holiday season and days of working early mornings with abrupt waves of nausea, I discovered … read more >

Anonymous

I was 21, unemployed and preparing myself to enter university. I had a surgery to pull 4 wisdom teeth, and the … read more >

Bruna

I was 20 years old. I had been in a relationship with this guy for 3 years. I thought we were going to be together … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18, about to go to college. I found out, I cried a bit, then I made a plan. In less a week I had made an appointment … read more >

Anonymous

Mi nombre es Stefanie. Tengo 51 años de edad, soy ministro, casada con tres hijastros, y me he hecho dos abortos: uno a la edad de 18 y otro a los 21. … read more >

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Anónimo

I've had 2 abortions, one when I was 19 and one when I was 23. I was with a man a lot older than me, and by the time I … read more >

Suzanne

On my 26th birthday weekend, the man I've been seeing for a few months took me out to dinner and we had an incredible time, as we always did … read more >

Anonymous

Antes de Roe v. Wade, mi aborto fue algo muy privado y secreto. … read more >

Anónimo

I was 16 when I got pregnant. I was an honour roll student and had never gotten in real trouble before. My boyfriend was 19. I got … read more >

Anonymous

Hace unos cinco años atrás quedé embarazada. Tenía una relación comprometida y amaba a mi pareja, ahora estamos casados y somos padres de un hermoso niño de 19 meses. … read more >

Sarah

As an 18 year old pre-medical student, the last thing I thought would happen to me is pregnancy. But after three years … read more >

Alyssa

I was 19 years old; I went out with some people from college. A guy I didn’t know handed me and another girl a drink. She knew him … read more >

Anonymous

I'm 18 years old and I took the abortion pill. Early on weeks with the pregnancy I knew I was pregnant. I'm very in tune with … read more >

Megan

I was 19 years old, and I was using an IUD, condoms, and the Depo-Provera shot, all at once. I felt sick every morning, and my … read more >

Anonymous

I was 23 when I had my abortion. I was on the pill but forgot to take it all the time so it wasn't effective. I had been with … read more >

Anonymous

Tuve un aborto cuando tenía 19 años de edad. No estoy avergonzada o arrepentida o confundida. Siento tristeza por la niña que era, porque estaba muy sola y atemorizada.

Anna

Siempre he estado a favor del derecho a decidir, pero nunca me imaginé que me iba a enfrentar a la elección que tuve que tomar. El embarazo que di por finalizado fue muy querido y planificado. … read more >

Anónimo

I guess my story starts off like most do. I met a boy, fell in love, got pregnant, and had an abortion. That is the overly simplified version … read more >

Shauna

I was newly married and terrified when I became pregnant. I was unsure of my relationship and had come from a dysfunctional family … read more >

Karin

I cannot say that I am like most of the women on here. I deeply regret my abortion. In the prior 10 years, I would've told people differently. … read more >

Anonymous

Tuve a mi hija y nueve meses después quedé embarazada nuevamente. Eso fue un gran impacto. No pensaba en tener al bebé pero ese fue mi primer aborto y tenía mucho miedo. … read more >

Alex

I had my first abortion when I was 22 in Berkeley CA in 1973. I was on SSI for depression and my 19 year old boyfriend had … read more >

Jean

I was 21, married, in the military, full time student, part time retail employee, and completely broke. My husband was … read more >

Anonymous

I was on the patch, and my boyfriend and I used condoms, but I got pregnant anyway. Because of my history of very irregular … read more >

Hannah

I was 21 in early 1988 and recently separated from a mentally-abusive husband, whom I had foolishly married at 18 … read more >

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Jennifer

I had an abortion when I was 24. At the time, I was a single mother raising a 6-year old son. We had recently relocated … read more >

Sharleen

I was only 19 when I was manipulated into placing my first child for adoption. I faced being homeless or staying with … read more >

Clara

I've always been extremely careful since I became sexually active because I don't want to have the difficult decision of … read more >

Anne

I was thirteen years old, and I lost my virginity to a 23-year-old man I felt like I knew well. A friend of the family … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18 years old. I had just graduated high school. It was my summer vacation before college. I can distinctly remember … read more >

Anonymous

It was 1976, and I was a 17-year-old recent high school graduate. I was looking forward to my first semester in college. The time … read more >

Lauren

I have had two abortions - one at age 23 and another at age 24. I had just graduated college with a bachelor's degree … read more >

Allison

I was 22, had just finished college and was dating a guy who already had three kids by three other women. He was not allowed contact … read more >

Jaime

I was single, 22 and dealing with some serious feelings of self doubt and depression. I had gone out one night with a girlfriend … read more >

Anonymous

I was sixteen years old when I found out I was pregnant. I was in a relationship for a few months at the time, and almost … read more >

Anonymous

i was 16 years old in my first relationship, my now ex partner was 17 but had the mental age of about a 12 year old! useless jobless … read more >

Anonymous

I myself have never had an abortion, but my sister did. She was 19, had a 1 1/2 month old son, and absolutely no direction. She … read more >

Anonymous

I was 29 when I got an abortion via the mifepristone pill. I was and am married. I was unemployed at the time, … read more >

Anonymous

Although the details are rather fuzzy, I do remember how I felt when I decided to terminate an unwanted pregnancy at age 19. … read more >

Robin

I was in college. My boyfriend and I had been together for about 2 years. I decided to get an IUD for contraception; because … read more >

Lauren

I've been pregnant 7 times: 3 children, 2 miscarriages and 2 abortions. My first abortion was when I was 16 and clearly not ready … read more >

Anonymous

At the age of 15 was when I had my first abortion. Society has everyone think that we have no power over our own bodies … read more >

Anonymous

I became pregnant at 15 by my first boyfriend who was also 15. I began to notice slight changes in my body but … read more >

Anonymous

I have had two abortions in my life, one at 19 and one at 23. My decision to have an abortion was based on a simple premise: … read more >

Mary

I was barely 20 and had only been dating my boyfriend for a month. I was not ready to be a mother emotionally or financially … read more >

Jenn

When I first realized I was pregnant, I immediately knew what I needed to do. I wasn't financially stable, and could not provide … read more >

Monica

My Abortion Story (and why I vote Pro-Choice) Questions I get asked at doctors’ offices: … read more >

Cindy

When I was 6 years of age, my brother (by adoption/cousin by blood) started molesting me. I tried to tell anyone who would listen … read more >

D

I was 19 and having casual sex with a boy that I thought I loved. He pulled out all the time, but the one time he didn't I … read more >

Anonymous

It was about 1972 and I was at a party and drinking gin and seven up. I ended up passed out in a bedroom after being sick. I wake up … read more >

Anonymous

Being brought up in a large Catholic family, I was raising myself after being lost in the shuffle. I started hanging out with people … read more >

Anonymous

In the early months of my twenty-first year, I wanted to end things with my boyfriend. He had disrespected my sexual boundaries … read more >

Mellie

I was 41 years old and a mother to an 18 year old, 14 year old and 7 year old. My husband and I had started a new business … read more >

Kathleen

I had an abortion in my thirties. I got pregnant when a condom came off during sex. My partner pulled out before I had a … read more >

Anonymous

He was my first serious boyfriend and neither of us knew anything about birth control or pregnancy prevention … read more >

Anonymous

My children do not know I chose them over the pregnancy, but that is exactly what I did. I was 36, it was January 2013 when I knew … read more >

C

I had an abortion when I was 20 years old. I had just struggled to get out of an emotionally abusive and very isolating … read more >

Anonymous

I find myself writing this story because we often think of abortion as a "woman's issue," with no discussion of the larger family involved. … read more >

Phil

One summer when I was 16, I had an abortion. I was brought up in a conservative Methodist home in Texas. I had gotten pregnant … read more >

Anonymous

I'm one of those rare women who have had an IUD fail. It was May my junior year of college. My boyfriend and I had just relocated … read more >

Rain

I minored in Women's and Gender studies in college and am very educated when it comes to women's reproductive rights … read more >

Anonymous

In 1961 at the age of 19 and still living at home with my parents, I had an illegal back alley abortion and began to slowly bleed almost to death … read more >

Marlyn

I was 27; had just had some most unfortunate medical treatments which left me ill and frightened; I was in no shape to have a child … read more >

Anonymous

I was 21 and had just started seeing this new, wonderful guy. We were trying to keep things casual, but I could tell I liked him … read more >

A

I bought the test and it ended up being positive. I wasn’t the most “regular” but somehow, that month I had known. When … read more >

Mags

I was a dancer for eight years, from the time I was ten years old, and I was now eighteen. I was in a sexually active but abusive … read more >

Anonymous

I had an abortion February 17, 2012. I found out last week that the clinic I went to is being shut down. It's crazy to think about how much has changed … read more >

Chasity

I have type 2 cancer of the left ovary and have been doing ongoing proton and radiation treatments since July 2012. I had an abortion in November … read more >

Anonymous

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I never knew that I would find love in a new city. I moved to the South West for a year to work with a non-profit. Having the opportunity … read more >

Anonymous

I knew from an early age that I never wanted children. So MY choice was never difficult for me. I found out that I was pregnant when I was 29 … read more >

Michelle

I got pregnant on my 22nd birthday. I was a senior in college studying biology with the plans of going on to get my PhD. I have the grades and … read more >

Anonymous

We were seriously in love at 18. Birth control made me not recognize myself with the moods and body changes. We agreed the pull out … read more >

Anonymous

My senior year in high school I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Right after, we went to go get Plan B. This was not a great … read more >

Anonymous

I am 25 and I and I had two abortions. My first abortion was when I was 17. I found out I was pregnant weeks after graduating … read more >

Robib

I was just 18 years old. A college freshman with big dreams. On the run from abuse, fleeing from date rape … read more >

Anonymous

Two years ago my vacation was wonderful. I had the time of my life seeing Ireland and experiencing everything it had … read more >

Anonymous

The night I got pregnant I was celebrating two things - handing in my master's thesis and my birthday. It was a hot summer night … read more >

Anonymous

1989 and I was 18 I was in that "stupid" love with my high school boyfriend. I just thought he was the best thing ever. I was on birth control pills but … read more >

Anonymous

Despite the fact that I am an educated, middle class woman, I have had 2 abortions. I don't have a "good excuse", just inconsistent birth control … read more >

Laura

It was the most selfless choice I have ever made. I was 21, just graduated college, and trying to figure out my next move in life. I … read more >

Brenna

I had to have a shot when I was 17 to start having periods, and then went on the pill, even though I wasn't sexually active, to correct … read more >

Anne

Date number three, with a guy who seems like a perfect gentleman. He was sweet, considerate, and actually, almost boring. We … read more >

Heather

I found out I was pregnant when I was 32. I had a 13 year old at the time. I called my boyfriend (also the father of my 13 year … read more >

Dawn

I was 20 years old, and my boyfriend and I were living in his parents' house - both of us working low-paying restaurant jobs. When I learned that … read more >

Anonymous

Abortion was my ticket to a happy, successful, prosperous future. When I was 18, I got pregnant due to birth control failure … read more >

Anonymous

I got pregnant in 1997 with a guy who seduced me and manipulated me into a relationship with him. We used condoms every time, so I was in shock … read more >

Anonymous

In 1975, I was 17 years old. Abortion had only been legal for about two years. I found myself pregnant and, of course … read more >

Stephanie

I am 27 and just had my first abortion. I grew up in a place where, surprisingly, abstinence only sex education is taught. I was the only person … read more >

Crystal

I was in my early 30s and in a relationship and we had been using condoms. I had not been on the pill but things can and do happen. … read more >

Anonymous

I had an abortion when I was 23. I don't regret it, it was the best choice at the time. I had a two day fling with my ex … read more >

Janet

I started seeing a therapist again after my abortion. She tells me it’s OK to talk about this, but I know I’m not supposed to … read more >

Jacqui

I've always been pretty proud of my relationship with my body. I listen to it, I love it, I touch it, I know it. At least until my nurse told me … read more >

Maddie

The first 16 years of my life were something out of a Lifetime Channel movie; alcoholic, misogynist, abusive stepfather; enabling … read more >

Rachel

It was something I needed to do at the time I did it. I wouldn't change a thing, no regrets whatsoever. … read more >

Veronica

When I needed to decide whether to carry my third pregnancy full-term or have an abortion, I already had two sons and would … read more >

Pat

I got pregnant the first time I had sex. I know because that's the only time we didn't use birth control. I didn't even think that was possible … read more >

Lila

One in three American women will have an abortion in her lifetime. I am one of them. At 23 years old I found myself faced … read more >

Melissa

I have had an abortion. I am grateful that I was able to discuss the situation with my familyand to be left to make the best decision … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18 years old, and had only been in the military for less than a year. I had lost my virginity less than a year before … read more >

Anonymous

I was 25 and in a committed relationship. The condom broke on Saturday night. I don't know if you could get Plan B … read more >

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Nichole

I am 77 years old. I was a virgin until I was 21 and didn't sleep around. When I was 22 I was date raped, got pregnant, and couldn't find … read more >

Barbara J.

In 1993, in Texas: I was just months into my first year as a teenager when I found out I was pregnant and although I’m … read more >

Wendi

I had an abortion when I was 28. Back in 1988 I had 2 choices. Abortion and keep my job and home, or homeless … read more >

Hafoc

I was 18 and had been with my boyfriend for a year. He and I had the "what if" conversation and I said in no uncertain terms … read more >

Karen

I became pregnant while using an IUD birth control after a molar pregnancy. Becoming pregnant so soon was not advised … read more >

Anonymous

This is not my story, but my sister's. It was 1963, my sister was 15, given no sex education, and became pregnant. My parents … read more >

Anonymous

I was irresponsible. End of story. I wish that I had more guidance from my mother or doctors on which type of birth control … read more >

Anonymous

It was August. I remember because we were camping with the kids. My belly had a strange feeling to it; puffy but not gas. I had had that before … read more >

Judy

When I was in high school in the 1960s, birth control was not readily available. Abortion was illegal. … read more >

Anonymous

In 1974 I found my twenty year old self alone and pregnant. I was in my senior year of college in Chicago and applying to graduate school … read more >

Andrea

I might have had a little brother or sister today, but I don't. When I was in kindergarten my mom had an abortion … read more >

Anonymous

I was 21 when a routine physical showed I was pregnant. I was on the Depo shot and in a committed relationship. I was also … read more >

Brittany

I was assaulted by my boyfriend. He was about ten years older than me. I was so scared I almost died by poisoning myself … read more >

Kathryn

I was 20-years old when I found out I was 5 weeks pregnant. I hadn't been with the father very long, and while I was … read more >

Jes

I was seventeen years old and in an abusive relationship with a man who was twenty-five, enough said there! I got pregnant … read more >

Marcy

Although I am not "proud" that I have had two abortions, I am extremely happy that they were legal, my decision, … read more >

Kalina

I had an abortion when I was in college in the early 1990's. At that age, many people are careless sexually … read more >

Stacey

I am a single mother of two children. When I was pregnant with my first, I knew I could do it - all alone. And I did. … read more >

Anonymous

I wish I could tell everyone my story without enduring judgment, but the sad fact remains that few people seem capable … read more >

Anonymous

My Mother was a young, single person in Dallas in the late 1960's. She and a girlfriend had a double date scheduled one night. So, … read more >

Erika

I was in my last year of university when I got pregnant with my boyfriend at the time. He and I were already sort of falling apart. He was … read more >

M.

I was 22 years old, working a retail job which is where I met my boyfriend at the time. My pregnancy came from … read more >

Bonnye

I had an abortion in 1978. I was 17. It cost $200 and I never told my parents. I was absolutely not ready to be a parent. … read more >

Anonymous

The hardest part about having an abortion has been allowing myself to mourn the loss of a potential child. I started to share … read more >

Anonymous

I had been in a stable relationship for over a year when, despite using birth control, I got pregnant. I had just started college that year … read more >

Sarah

I was a 19 year old thousands of miles from family and desperate to find connections. This led me to make many bad decisions. … read more >

Anonymous

It was my second year in college when I found out I was pregnant. I did not plan to have kids at all, much less at that time in my life. … read more >

Holly

It was the late 1970's. Before I start my story because I want stigma removed and women to stop feeling guilty … read more >

Michelle

I found myself pregnant and my family wouldn't have helped me and the father wouldn't have helped me … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18 and in my first semester of college. I had met my first real boyfriend earlier that year … read more >

Anonymous

I studied political science in college, and somewhere along the way I chose choice as my main issue. … read more >

Anonymous

I am a rapid cycling bipolar who had an abortion due to going completely off meds and still … read more >

Anonymous

I found out I was pregnant again when my son was 7 months old. I was heartbroken. It wasn't that I didn't … read more >

Anonymous

I've been lucky to have not become pregnant through any of the massively bad decisions I made … read more >

Anonymous

I had an abortion in the late 1970's. I was typical of teenagers of that time. Living for the moment, … read more >

Anonymous

It was 1973, I was a 23 year old mother of 2, attending school and working. When I discovered I was pregnant … read more >

Linda

I was in my early thirties, recently divorced and seeing a much younger man. I was depressed … read more >

AJ

I discovered I was pregnant 3 weeks after I was arrested by the police and had hit rock bottom with my addiction … read more >

Anonymous

My husband and I experienced two miscarriages, so we were both excited and apprehensive … read more >

Margaret

I was 19 when I had an abortion. I was in my first sexual relationship and we were living together. … read more >

Anonymous

In 1974 Illinois had become one of a handful of states that had legalized abortion. I was barely 17 … read more >

Kathy

My fiance and I are two ambitious young people struggling to make ends meet. I was still in the process of … read more >

Anonymous

I was 35. I'd never been pregnant, and always been pretty good about using protection with sex; condoms, … read more >

Anonymous

I really wanted to have children. I finally married and was having trouble conceiving but at last I did. … read more >

Anonymous

I discovered I was pregnant when I was in the middle of a dramatic divorce and had primary custody of my two daughters, … read more >

Anonymous

I was 31 when I had my first abortion. I already had 4 children with my husband, but we had split up, … read more >

Rachel

I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant. I couldn't understand it, how the hell could this have happened to me? … read more >

Anonymous

I have had two abortions and don't regret either one. The first time was when I was 19. … read more >

Kim

It was 1972. I just graduated HS in a very small Iowa town and I had earned a full scholarship … read more >

Anonymous

I was living abroad when I met my boyfriend and we were together for three years before I returned to the US … read more >

Anonymous

In 1974 I was using a Dalkon Shield IUD as birth control, became pregnant and at the same time developed a serious uterine infection. I was a university … read more >

Mary

I lost my virginity to my boyfriend in law school. We had an unplanned pregnancy. We weren't married and not ready to have a child. I was … read more >

Anonymous

While I am not a female and will never have to be on the operating table and actually undergo the procedure, … read more >

ROBERT

The first abortion I had was illegal. I was 21. Where would I come up with $500 that I was told it would cost … read more >

Anonymous

Many, many years ago, before women had a constitutional right to abortion (which is being totally ignored today), … read more >

Elisa

I live in the UK and I have had two abortions. The first one happened in 1987 when my boyfriend at that time … read more >

Anonymous

I was young, wild, in college but, zigged when I should've zagged & was in no way ready to bring a life … read more >

Veronica

I was 16 and 17 years old, and in a committed relationship with my high school boyfriend, when I had my two abortions. … read more >

Ann

My husband ran away with a very young woman, leaving me with 4 children to raise alone. The oldest was 8. … read more >

Janet

In 1974 I was having some physical problems that made it necessary for me to stop taking the pill. … read more >

Christine

When I was in my final year of my undergrad degree, Planned Parenthood switched my birth control … read more >

Lisa

When I got pregnant in 1964, abortions were illegal in the US and I had not really thought out anything. … read more >

Lois

I learned from my mother, indirectly, that if a man is attracted to you, you are a success, you are ok. So when my boyfriend wanted to have … read more >

Elizaveta

As a single mom with three children and very little, if any, help from their father I found I was pregnant again. … read more >

Anonymous

I became pregnant while in college in Oklahoma, during the 1980's, when Reagan was in office. … read more >

Sharon

I was fortunate enough to not lose my virginity until i was 19 when the pill came out in l962. … read more >

Virginia

The worst part about having had an abortion (thankfully a legal one) is that at age 64 I still don't want to use my name … read more >

Anonymous

In 1986 I had a four year old daughter and was pregnant with a longed-for second child. Although my first pregnancy was relatively … read more >

Jeannette

I had my first abortion in the middle of my last year of college. I was stressed out, emotionally taxed, and uncertain about my future. … read more >

Anonymous

2009 was a great year- I was on my way to pursuing a doctoral degree in Psychology, had fallen in love with a wonderful man, and was living … read more >

Anonymous

During the first year of my Master's degree, I found out I was pregnant. I'd been on the pill since I became sexually active, … read more >

Elizabeth

At about thirteen I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic. (It has been over fifteen years since that diagnosis and I still have not achieved "good control") … read more >

Anonymous

In the summer of 2012 I became pregnant unexpectedly. I hadn't had my period in a while - though this didn't cause me any concern as I have … read more >

Kristie

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Elizabeth

I was 24, suffering from severe clinical depression, broke, working on my thesis and living with my mother. Depression causes people … read more >

Anonymous

Getting an abortion was one of the hardest decisions (if not the hardest) of my life so far. … read more >

Anonymous

I was brutally raped by my boyfriend at the time. I didn't report it because I was beaten and ashamed … read more >

Anonymous

In 1980 I was a 19 year old college student on the pill & in a committed relationship when I took antibiotics … read more >

Anonymous

I was 14 when I started "dating" my 18 year old boyfriend. I knew next to nothing about birth control … read more >

Carol

This pregnancy came as a huge surprise. My spouse and I already have two children together, … read more >

Leah

I had my abortion when I was fifteen years old. I was in an abusive relationship at the time and had not consented … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18 and in a relationship of 6 months. We used condoms regularly but if we ran out … read more >

Anonymous

Our lives were in different places, our relationship was over, and I realized I was pregnant. He had moved on, I had not. I was still … read more >

Candice

When I was in my early 20's I had a serious drug problem. Thankfully, through the support of friends and a wonderful new man in my life, … read more >

S.

I was in a relationship for four years with a man I thought I would marry. After some really hard choices and conversations, we broke … read more >

Anonymous

I'm going to make this relatively succinct. I had an on-again-off-again boyfriend for three years. During one of our "off" phases, I … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18 when I had my abortion. I had been sick with chronic urinary tract infections for 3 months. I had an IUD in, but unbeknownst to me it … read more >

Anonymous

When I was in high school my first "real" boyfriend and I would talk about what would happen if I ever got pregnant. … read more >

Anonymous

As a teenager (and kind of embarrassingly, as an adult), I took the morning after pill several times. When I was 26 … read more >

Julie

I write because it is hard for me to believe that we are still fighting for the right to choose when and with whom to have a child. I was 28 … read more >

Anonymous

I was 24 years old when I found out that I was pregnant. Birth control was being used but failed. I knew my husband did not want children, but hoped … read more >

Anonymous

I was 20 years old. I had been in a relationship with this guy for 3 years. I thought we were going to be together forever, but right after our … read more >

Anonymous

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Tania

My story is "each his own" and mind your business. Rather it be right or wrong that is her choice and no one judges her but God. No mortal can judge or … read more >

Anonymous

As many teenagers do, I had quite the rebellious phase in high school. I was having a lot of psychological problems that caused me to partake in "high … read more >

Abby

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Madeleine

I haven't been in a position to need to make a choice and I have not needed an abortion. But I have held the hands of at least half a dozen girls, … read more >

Anonymous

I wanted this baby. I'd prayed and hoped and dreamed of him. I already have two children - beautiful, funny, crazy children who make me insane and happy … read more >

Anonymous

I always did things that were too old for me. At 13, I lost my virginity on a beach to a boy I had only known for a few days. At 14, a boy I had known … read more >

Natalie

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Danielle

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Carol

I wish I didn't have to do this anonymously, but my family's careers would be ruined. My mother married young, her and my father were … read more >

Anonymous

Children. Abortion. Religion. Health. All of these were factors. My first sexual experience was not pleasant … read more >

Anonymous

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Anonymous

I used to be one of those women who said that, while philosophically I believed in a woman's right to choose, I knew that abortion … read more >

Suzy

Abortion. How do I put this? I have been pro-choice since before it was ever a 'choice'. I remember talking with my mother … read more >

Anonymous

It was a few weeks after my birthday, three years ago, that I found out I was pregnant. I was on the pill, and was strict about … read more >

Anonymous

I have never regretted my decision to terminate my pregnancy in 2002. I was broke, in a new relationship, away from my family, … read more >

Emily

I am a type one, insulin dependent diabetic and have been since childhood. At the age of 17, none of my doctors felt comfortable … read more >

Carolyn

Unwanted abortion began with unwanted sex while I was incapacitated after a bike accident. Age 24. My boyfriend. Don't think he meant … read more >

Anonymous

I was 17 and accepted to the University of Michigan. I was the first one in my family to go to college. That summer I worked … read more >

Anonymous

My story is from a rather unique perspective. I was born of a woman who was raped, who was very poor … read more >

Anonymous

I was 15 when my boyfriend and I became pregnant. I didn't even have a driver's license, how was I going … read more >

Anonymous

At the age of 16 I was forced to move out of my mother's home. I didn't have anywhere to go … read more >

Kendra

I was in my first job and did a really stupid thing. Today, I know better. But, I was young, then. I was a paralegal in a large law firm. One of my … read more >

Cathey

I had an abortion when I was 22. I was in a relationship that was only a few months old. My boyfriend did not want me to have an abortion, … read more >

Wendy

Abused as a child and sexually abused as well, I had little examples of good parenting. I was raped at 19 and gave birth to a son. My parents … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18 and with the man of my dreams. Life was perfect. Or at least I acted like it was. I had always been Pro-Life and when I got that positive … read more >

April

I was just graduated from Michigan State University and I found out that I was pregnant after being on the birth control pill. I was on … read more >

Jen

A year ago I found out I was pregnant. One month before I found out I had surgery and prior to going under anesthesia I took a test … read more >

Anonymous

My husband and I had been married less than six months when I found out during a study abroad trip in China that my hormonal birth control … read more >

Anonymous

I had trouble conceiving. My child was finally born when I was 42. I miscarried at age 43 and miscarried again at 44. When I found myself pregnant … read more >

Anonymous

I got pregnant the day I submitted my college applications. My best friend encouraged us to tell our parents. When I suffered horrific … read more >

Anonymous

I had an abortion and I have not regretted the decision … read more >

Amber

I was 37 and thrilled to be pregnant with what would have been my second child - and despite a 7-year gap, I seemed to be sailing through this … read more >

Anonymous

My husband and I tried for three years to have a second child. Just when we were going to give up, I got pregnant. We were so excited! … read more >

Anonymous

I was a teenager when Roe v. Wade delivered a victory for women's rights. I had friends who had illegal abortions with devastating … read more >

Elizabeth

I got pregnant back in 1973 while on the pill about six months into what was becoming an exclusive relationship. However, there was no real … read more >

Anonymous

I am a 23 year old woman from a small, extremely conservative town in rural Ohio. For years, I was fed ridiculous … read more >

Mindy

I was a young woman (20), with my first boyfriend, and my life was young adult chaos. I was in university, was struggling to pay my bills, … read more >

Anonymous

I am 49 and I have had two abortions. One when I was 28 and one when I was 34. Both times I was married. The first time we were newly … read more >

Anonymous

In 1952 my mother was 41 and had 5 children including 2 yr old twins and one kidney. She had been told she should not get pregnant again but … read more >

Arnold

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What Women Deserve – Sonya Renee

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Why We Hold Our Tongues – Sonya Renee

Sonya

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Sonya

Somehow, I feel that my story, my choice, was selfish in comparison to what I have read so far. I was 20 when I found out I was pregnant, and … read more >

Anonymous

When I was in my early 20s my marriage ended and I lived with my two young kids and several roommates. One male roommate took an interest … read more >

Anonymous

I had an abortion when I was 31 because my baby had downs syndrome. The pregnancy was unplanned, but not unwanted. I was engaged … read more >

Anonymous

It was 1991 and I was dating a man but it wasn't serious. I was on the pill but got a urinary tract infection so I went to my doctor to get it … read more >

Anonymous

I am a 30-year old married Arkansas woman who works full time and is a full time student...and has had two abortions. Long before I … read more >

Kelly

My abortion was an agony. But it was also a blessing. For it taught me that one cannot judge what someone else can do. I was … read more >

Colleen

I was 28, almost 29, and had been out of law school for less than a year. I had tremendous debt from my education and was working at a small … read more >

Danielle

It was 1983. I had just enrolled in college. I was fit, happy and excited to be in a real university setting at age 22. I had delayed my … read more >

Kathy

I just recently had an abortion at 21. I have been having sex since I was 15 and I've always been safe about it, very cautious. This past August … read more >

Anonymous

I never told anyone about my abortion. This is the first time I have ever talked about it. It was 1983 and I was in college. We were Catholics … read more >

Anonymous

My story is actually two. Most recently was a personal experience. I was 19, and it was just three months into what would later turn … read more >

Cynthia

I had just turned 16 and had sex for the first time with a person who I thought meant everything. It wasn't bad, but I figured I wouldn't end up … read more >

Anonymous

In the mid 1990's, I had an unwanted pregnancy. I was living paycheck-to-paycheck. I did not have health insurance, and I was working … read more >

Maggie

I was a mom with a child under the age of one and contemplating divorce from my husband when I became pregnant again. I knew right … read more >

Roxanne

As the presidential campaign heats up, the debate about women's ability to take care of their own health and the children they are … read more >

Anonymous

I am 51 years old, a minister, married with 3 stepchildren, and have had two abortions: one at the age of 18 and the other at 21. … read more >

Stefanie

Okay - I'm getting so tired of men making these decisions for women I have to tell my story. My first child was conceived 2 months … read more >

Patricia

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Alex

I was 27 when I had my abortion. I was in a very controlling and abusive relationship with a man who was 20 years my senior. It was a very bad … read more >

Anonymous

I remember every detail of the day I found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I were already assuming I was and went to … read more >

Lyndsy

It was in the springtime, I was 27 and had just found out I was accepted into a prestigious and extremely competitive college program. … read more >

Anonymous

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These Are Our Stories

It was early autumn 1991. I was 21 years old. In January I had given birth to a beautiful daughter ... the product of a relationship with a man who … read more >

Jamie

I was a mother of 2 at the time. I was in my 30s and living in Canada. It was not an easy decision, but I knew in my bones that this was not the right … read more >

Anonymous

It has been nearly 2 years since I made that decision, and I have no regrets. I am so thankful that I was allowed to make a choice, … read more >

Anonymous

Though I was raised in a Catholic family and apparently encouraged to participate in a “Right to Life” poster contest as a child, … read more >

Jessica

At the age of 17, I received my high school diploma, rented my first apartment, and met a young man I would soon marry. One thing I knew … read more >

Anonymous

I was a sophomore in college. I had just turned 20. I was not on the pill, but I was always careful to use condoms. One night I was with my boyfriend … read more >

Anonymous

Like so many other women, I was in college, in a sexual relationship, and taking birth control. However, this method failed for me, and I found out … read more >

Anonymous

warren

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Warren

I was one of the lucky ones. I lived in Ohio, and I was a senior in high school. It was the day before prom, and I took a pregnancy test in a … read more >

Anonymous

I’m Catholic and I’ve had an abortion. I was 15 when I had to make the choice. At 15 I was not ready to become a young teen mom. At 15 I could not … read more >

Elaine

My story can be quite typical, I was 18 and a half and had just discovered the world of sexuality. I had been in a long term relationship, with whom I … read more >

Anonymous

toni

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Toni

emily

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Emily

I was 20 years old and recently married with an 8 month old son. To say we were struggling is an understatement. We were lucky if we made it … read more >

Kelly

deba

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Deborah

I was 19. Which basically means I was young and carefree. I just got out of a three year relationship with a guy that I was sure that I … read more >

Elysia

Before my mother met my father, she had an abortion. I may not be here if she did not make that choice. Before I became a mother, I also had one. … read more >

Anonymous

I was 18 and it was fall of 2008 during my first semester of college when I found out that I was pregnant. My boyfriend and I had been seeing … read more >

Anonymous

taylor

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Taylor

I never needed an abortion because, luckily, I never got pregnant. I never wanted to have kids, and I firmly believe that to … read more >

Anonymous

april

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April

I was 22 years old and two weeks away from my junior year of college when I found out that I was pregnant. I remember just taking the test on a lark … read more >

Rachel

brian

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Brian

The first, I was 20, fresh out of design school, found a boyfriend, used condoms religiously. My boyfriend’s other girlfriend apparently poked … read more >

Anonymous

addie

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Addie

I was sure I couldn’t get pregnant on day seven of my menstrual cycle. You’d think a nursing student would know better. I’d been careful … read more >

Anonymous

summer

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Summer

My husband and I were very recently married. I was having trouble using various birth control and my doctor told me there was a study for a new type of … read more >

Anonymous

laura

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Laura

Pre-Roe v. Wade, my abortion was a cloak and dagger affair. I was lucky, though. I connected with a true abortion mill run by midwives who obviously … read more >

Anonymous

ashley

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Ashley

I am part of a big family with many strong women who have chosen or been forced to care for themselves and their families. Some have had … read more >

Anonymous

I was 19 when I had my abortion... we both never wanted kids so the decision was obvious (I’m not going to carry someone for 9 months then … read more >

Diamond

I was 26, in a relationship for a few years, and the birth control failed (does anyone remember the cervical cap?). I was not in love with this man, … read more >

Anonymous

ione

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Ione

I used my birth control incorrectly because I wasn’t taught how it worked and I was too self-conscious to ask the pharmacist. … read more >

Anonymous

ellen

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Ellen

When I became pregnant as a college junior, in 1967, the closest legal abortion on demand was in Japan. A student nurse gave me … read more >

Anonymous

I had an abortion a few years ago. My boyfriend, at the time, and I had recently gotten back together after being broken up for … read more >

Anonymous

heather

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Heather

I had an abortion in my early 20s. In the sub-culture where I lived at the time, it was sort of an unspoken assumption that getting pregnant would … read more >

Anonymous

loren

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Loren

I was 19 and my diaphragm failed. My partner was only willing to support the child anonymously so he could become a priest. … read more >

Anonymous

People who think you can get rid of abortion by passing scores of draconian laws, are either idiots or they are living in a dream world. … read more >

Joanne

I had an abortion when I was 19 years old. I am not ashamed or apologetic or confused. I do feel sadness for the girl I was; … read more >

Anna

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Anonymous

It was the towards the end of 11th grade, I was with my boyfriend for not even a month, and I got the crazy idea that I wanted to … read more >

Anonymous

I’m 16 years old and a junior in high school, my boyfriend is 18 and out of school. I was on birth control but it ran out and I didn’t use … read more >

Bree

My first abortion was on my 19th birthday, March 12, 1990. I was a student in a Licensed Practical Nurse program, and I was dating my high school … read more >

Holly

Almost 30 years ago, when I was 16, I was sexually active with my serious boyfriend. He was my first sexual partner. We never used any … read more >

Anonymous

melinda

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Melinda

I have always been pro-choice, but I never imagined I would face the choice that I did. The pregnancy that I terminated was very much … read more >

Anonymous

I was a 23-year-old alcoholic and drug addict. By God's grace, I went into rehab and got sober in April of '92. I got pregnant the first … read more >

Holli

I was so glad that I was able to have an abortion.Many people (if I had told them) see it as something extremely sinful, wrong, evil, and I didn't … read more >

Ashley

My husband and I decided to have an abortion early in our marriage. We still prefer to remain childless. The pressure to explain our … read more >

Anonymous

When I was 25 I had a planned pregnancy with my husband. There were no complications. When I was 27, my husband and I were separated … read more >

Kendra

I have had three abortions. Considering that I became sexually active at age 15 and knew then that I never wanted to give birth, … read more >

Jane

Unfortunately, my abortion was traumatic. I was in college and hid everything about the pregnancy/abortion from my parents. … read more >

Anonymous

About five years ago, I got pregnant on continuous hormone birth control. I wasn't getting a period because of the pill, but I could tell … read more >

Sarah

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Bianca

My fiancé & I first began dating months after he separated from his on-again, off-again girlfriend. I learned that he and his ex began dating after they got … read more >

Anonymous

I have had 2 miscarriages despite being on birth control and should I get pregnant again I will likely miscarry. Again. … read more >

Anonymous

I was a 24-year-old single mom of a five-year-old when I found out I was pregnant despite precautionary measures. … read more >

Anonymous

When I tell a friend that I aborted my third pregnancy in my 30s, quite often she'll share details about her abortion experience. It's more common … read more >

Lisa

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Ana Laura

I had an abortion 12 years ago at the age of 25. I had just started dating my boyfriend at the time when I became pregnant. … read more >

Anonymous

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Judy

I was pregnant seven times in six years. Apparently my husband’s job that took him away a week at a time was ideal to maximize our fertility … read more >

Anonymous

I am now in my mid 60s with two grown daughters. I found myself pregnant when I was in graduate school in social work, … read more >

Anonymous

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Yamani

I terminated two pregnancies, one the year before and one the year after I had my daughter. The first was an accident. I do not know how … read more >

Leslie

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Deb

In 1934, at the height of the Great Depression, my father's half sister was married with two children. Her husband was unemployed, could not find … read more >

Cait

I have always been careful. I have always been the kind of person who looked before I leapt. The one time I didn't, I was on vacation … read more >

Anonymous

“The heart is capable of sacrifice. So is the vagina. The heart is able to forgive and repair. It can change its shape to let us in. … read more >

Michelle

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Nici

Hi, my name is puzzled and I had an abortion. I had never typed those words, with or without my real name until last night. I recently have … read more >

Anonymous

I have been married nearly 5 years and with my husband for nearly 10. I am a cancer survivor and I have neurofibromitosis, … read more >

Anonymous

elle

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Elle

I found out I was pregnant on April 24, 2010. I was 21 at the time; I was so shocked thinking “oh it can’t happen to me.”  … read more >

Anonymous

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Barbara

In early December of 2006, a confluence of events caused a long-held dam to burst around my and my closest friend’s … read more >

Deborah

I remember the 2004 Presidential election between Kerry and Bush. My mom and I were watching one of the debates, and she turned over to me when they … read more >

Erin

A married health professional, I was thrilled to find out we were pregnant with our second child. Due to complications with obtaining our … read more >

Anonymous

I have been unintentionally pregnant on birth control. The pill failed me, the patch failed me, condoms failed me, and the depo shot … read more >

Anonymous

In high school I had a friend who had an abortion. It was quietly whispered about among our circle of friends. … read more >

Anonymous

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Harriet

I wish I could say my abortion changed my life or that it was the most eventful thing in my life, but it wasn't either of them. … read more >

Anonymous

In the 1920s, my maternal great grandmother became pregnant for the third time. She did not want to raise a third child, … read more >

Joshua

I was with my now husband, then boyfriend. I went back and forth between a diaphragm and spermicide. I was very faithful about using … read more >

Jennifer

angela

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Angela

I have a friend who is in her 20’s that had an abortion when she was 15. It still haunts her, being Catholic. I told her that, being a fellow Catholic … read more >

Lorissa

I haven't spoken about my abortion to anyone in a very long time and then only to my closest friend and husband. I haven't avoided speaking about it; … read more >

Anonymous

It was 1997, I was engaged to be married and we decided that we would stop using BC because I was 37 and we knew that it might take a while. … read more >

Kathleen

When you think about it, abortion is a fact of life. In each of three generations I have lived through, there has been an abortion. When I was a young … read more >

Anonymous

Considering the current attack on women’s reproductive rights, healthcare, privacy and dignity, it is especially important … read more >

Anonymous

I was in my 30s, married, and wanted to be pregnant. The prognosis was not good — our future child would not live past the first week. … read more >

Anonymous

When I was about 5 years old, my mother went into the hospital for a procedure.Years later, my mother, older brothers and I … read more >

Anonymous

I was molested by my step father from the time I was four years old. At the age of thirteen he brought home a pregnancy test. … read more >

Anonymous

I am 78. In the 1960s I carried a dead fetus, knowing it was dead, for two and a half months unable to get an abortion because it was illegal. … read more >

Pat

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Joy

My ex was extremely abusive. After our divorce, he continued to "visit" me. I became pregnant. He threatened my son. He threatened me. He said I … read more >

Anonymous

I had an abortion, I was about to turn 20 and I just found out that the guy I was with was cheating on me with a 15 year old girl. … read more >

Anonymous

In 1975 I had been with my boyfriend for 9 months. We had talked about having sex and I had even bought foam and condoms. They were … read more >

Anonymous

I was in my second semester of college when I found out that I was pregnant. I had just broken up with my boyfriend 3 days previous to finding out. … read more >

Anonymous

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Judy

My husband and I tried for almost two years to get pregnant. When we decided to try fertility treatments, we both knew we did not want … read more >

Anonymous