I found out I was pregnant on New Year’s Eve. The week before I was visiting friends in San Francisco for Christmas when it occurred to me. My period was late, I had been having unprotected sex with the guy I was dating… pregnancy was a definite possibility. Unfortunately it was also one that I [...]
Here is my story. I’m in my late 20s and was married six months ago to a man I’ve been with for nearly a decade, living with de facto for more than half that time. It’s become clear to me that the marriage was a mistake – the tail end of a long and loving [...]
I have had two abortions in my life, and I am not sorry. During my child-bearing years, I had four children. The youngest is now 20. I had my tubes tied after I had the last one. I have always believed that if I hadn’t had the two earlier abortions, I would never have brought [...]
I found out that I was pregnant through a home test first. The instructions said that the pink might swim around for a bit before settling, and that one line might be lighter than the other. Mine didn’t swim, and there were no light lines. Two bright pink lines showed up pretty much as soon [...]
I am a forty-eight year old, married woman. I was raised in a very pro-choice household. My mother told me early on that no one had the right to make a woman bear unwanted children. She must have been involved in the underground before abortions were legalized. She told me that women have always had [...]
My name is Gina, and I’m 53, many years past the menopause, but I remember the two abortions I had when I was in my 20s.
My first abortion I had at age 26. I had been on birth control pills for many years during a time when the hormone dosage in birth control pills [...]
I lost my virginity and became pregnant on the same night, two weeks after my eighteenth birthday. I had waited until I turned eighteen to have sex and had read many books on sexuality, and also had attended sexual education class. I understood how women became pregnant. I even owned the book Our Bodies, Ourselves. [...]
I used to be one of those girls who supported abortion, but always said she would never have one if she became pregnant. I didn’t understand how important it is for abortion to remain safe and legal. Now I am one of those girls who would fight to the death to keep abortion legal. I [...]
I am 32 and have had two abortions about which I am not at all sorry.
My first abortion was when I had just turned 18, after my first year of college. That was a very difficult year for me emotionally, as I had yet to really “find myself”, and my stores of self-confidence and [...]
Two years ago, right before I turned 21, I found out I was pregnant. I had had a one night stand with a guy I had known as a child, but our relationship, if any (of which there was none), was not one I wanted to continue, especially in this circumstance. To this day he [...]