Ruth’s Story

I have never really been able to take birth control, it makes me very ill. I was dating and living with a boy, (for his privacy, we will call him ‘Guy’) and we, like most couples, were sexually involved. I was 17 and he was 20, neither of us had children. For the most part, [...]

Ruth’s Story

I did it before and I’d do it again. I am not ashamed or embarrassed. My children know that I have had an abortion. It is not a secret part of my life. I would advise anyone to do it. Abortion should be covered by insurance, by Medicaid/care, supplied by the “state”. Cheap and available [...]

Ruth’s Story

I got pregnant at 15. At that age, keeping it was not an option for me. Neither was giving it up for adoption – any child I choose to bring into this world is one whom I will take full responsibility for. I am so grateful that my mother has always been passionately pro-choice, for [...]

Ruth’s Story

Well, I was three times unlucky. With the first one, it was that good ol’ Birth Control Non-Use Russian Roulette catching up with me. I knew IMMEDIATELY that the little swimmer had found its target. Don’t ask me how; I just did. I went to a private clinic to have the procedure done. Clinics will [...]

Rowan’s Story

I have had two abortions, one miscarriage, and one baby. When I was 13, I was raped and my family wouldn’t allow an abortion. I was forced to then give the baby up for adoption. At 16 I was assaulted by my boyfriend, and when I found out that I was pregnant he made sure [...]

Rose’s Story

In May 1999 I was a junior in High School and for a month straight I did not feel good. At prom I felt like fainting and I was so hungry all the time. And then one morning my mom heard me throwing up. I was so scared and so upset. I had to pull [...]

Rose’s Story

I am 57 years old and I have two grown children – a daughter and a son. I have had several abortions. I am not sorry at all, except for one. The truth is – in retrospect, I am not sorry about any of them – even the one that was coerced and distasteful and [...]

Rosa’s Story

I came to America ten years ago at age 18 after I met an American man through a marriage agency in my country. It was very scary to come here because I was away from my family for the first time. Some call me a “mail order bride” but I do not like to be [...]

Rollyn’s Story

Rather than having hostile groups and individuals define me, allow me to introduce myself. I am a mother – I have a daughter and a son. I am a wife – I have been married for 14 years to a truly wonderful man. I am a native Texan, 3rd generation both sides, and the great [...]

Robyn’s Story

My name is Robyn. I am a 28-year-old attorney, living in a large, Judgmental southern city. Yesterday, I had an abortion. It was my second. My boyfriend and I live with our beloved baby girl, a 6-month old golden retriever. We have been dating for almost two years and are as in love as in [...]