I’m a 44-year-old woman with a much-loved 20-year-old son. I’ve had a successful career on Wall Street, which has been fortunate, since my son, while born into a marriage, has lived in a single-parent household most of his life. The marriage didn’t work out, and his dad, a nice enough man, has never been able [...]
I had an abortion a little over one year ago this month and right before my 22nd birthday. When I found out I was pregnant, I had recently moved home from college and was living at home with my parents and siblings until I decided where I wanted to live. I come from a family [...]
I am 29. I had never been pregnant before. I had been on the pill for 12 years when my boyfriend at the time convinced me that it might be the cause for some of the problems I had been having – bad cramps and incredibly sore breasts. As soon as I went off the [...]
I’m 33 years old. I had an abortion when I was 21. I had been dating a guy somewhat casually and became pregnant very early on. My first clue that something was wrong was very pronounced morning sickness. I didn’t take a pregnancy test: I just knew I was pregnant.
I made an appointmant with [...]
When I was 16, I suffered a miscarriage. For me, it was a blessing in disguise; I did not know what to do about the pregnancy, and although I had used a diaphragm, it failed to prevent the pregnancy. I was relieved of having to make a decision – this time.
When I was 18, [...]
My boyfriend and I are both very young (sixteen and seventeen) and when we found out I was pregnant it was very hard on both of us. We walked around stressed out and often dazed for a couple weeks. I talked to my mom and she said something I’d never expected her to say, she [...]
First I am so glad a place like this exists for people like us to share our stories. Thank you so much for your time and devotion to this cause.
This is my story.
I had turned 19 and was in the second year of my first real relationship with my high school sweetheart. I [...]
I am twenty-one years old, going on twenty-two. I just had an abortion two weeks ago. How do I feel now, you wonder? Normal. I was always pro-choice, but the day I found out I was pregnant I was soooo confused. I was scared, depressed, and happy all at once. I would forget I was [...]
I want to share my story because I think that those who oppose choice for woman have brain-washed us all into thinking that abortion must be traumatic and kept hush-hush. I was a 21 year old college student when I had an unplanned pregnancy with a boy I was falling in love with. Nothing noble [...]
I became pregnant for the first time at the age of 27, in the first month of being married. Not that I was a virgin before marriage. On the contrary, I was sexually active from the age of 21 and had had a number of lovers. Those were the sexy, swinging, almost-STD-free sixties. But I [...]