I was seventeen when I got a positive pregnancy test at the student clinic at my high school. The nurse immediately started talking to me about what I “had to do” meaning abortion, and I initially said no way. I was having my baby.
I am one of those people that always knew she would [...]
It’s been almost 13 years since my abortion. It’s a pretty typical story. I was 19 and single. I was dating a man from another country. I got pregnant. My mom figured out I was pregnant and confronted me with it not 24 hours after I’d taken the pregnancy test and confirmed it myself. Honestly, [...]
When I was 19, I had a miscarriage due to a long list of gynecological problems I was having. It was then that I was told I would need fertility drugs to ever carry a baby full term since none of my eggs were mature.
Even with this news, I stayed on birth control. Having [...]
Say what you will about making the private public, but I feel this isn’t something I need to be afraid of talking about. You may end up hating me because of this, but…I’ll still consider myself one of the lucky ones.
- A woman that had the opportunity to take control of her life and [...]
In 1976, I was a 26 year-old divorced mother of a then 6-year-old son. I was in a relationship with a divorced man, slightly older than myself, whom I had been dating over two and half years. As I was working full-time for a large IT company, making my career happen, I took birth control [...]
I am a 31-year-old mom of two boys. When I was 16 I got pregnant. My boyfriend, whom I fell out of love with fast, could not have cared less. I was really scared–what kind of life could I possibly give a baby? I was still a child myself. We were poor; Mom worked two [...]
I’m 21, a college student in the Midwest, and am graduating this May with a BA in Archaeology. I’ve been off the birth control pill since the summer, and had gotten a prescription for the NuvaRing, when my partner, Elliott, and I got carried away on St Patrick’s Day eve and failed to notice that [...]
Getting an abortion was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have never regretted the procedure.
I found out I was pregnant shortly after I had been laid off from my job and lost my health insurance. I had no savings to speak of. I was 25, unmarried, and unemployed. The father [...]
Not to preach, and I know you’ve heard it, but never trust a man who suggests he’s sterile. I love my husband dearly, and we both thought he was sterile. We’d had unprotected sex for, gosh, a year and a half before I got pregnant. I had this feeling that everything had just caved in [...]
I was pro-choice long before I had to make the choice. And to be honest, I had hoped I’d never have to. How many people can say they’d want to? But I’m not sorry.
I had my abortion on June 8th, 2007. I was living with my boyfriend at the time, and we had just [...]