For two years my birth control consisted of decoctions (very strong teas) of rosemary and penny royal. My periods are regular like clockwork so I knew when my period didn’t come that I was pregnant. My husband of then five and a half years and I were not in a very good place in our [...]
I found out I was pregnant during the fall semester of my senior year of college. Although a home pregnancy test revealed a positive result, I still went to the basement of one of the academic halls to take another test before an anthropology lecture. I could not fathom how an intelligent woman like me [...]
My abortion was one of the most empowering experiences of my life.
I was expecting the opposite – to be overcome by guilt, shame, and trauma. I remember weepy women on TV so full of sadness and regret. My college girlfriends used to lament their lost children while chugging Pabst Blue Ribbon in a can [...]
Well I am a twenty-one year old woman who just had an abortion a couple of weeks ago–let me walk you through it.
I found out I was pregnant but it wasn’t the same as the first time when I had my child this time I was scared because I knew that neither I nor [...]
I am almost 21 and I have had two abortions. One was a surgical, the other a medication abortion. The first time I got pregnant I was 18. I won’t lie, I wasn’t one of those women who was unlucky and got pregnant on birth control pills. I was one of those women who had [...]
It starts with the same tale of woe many kids my age are in right now. I had just graduated college and was living with my parents again. I had no insurance, no job and was working on finishing up my grad school applications for the next year. I had spent a year abroad so [...]
I was 26 when I had an abortion. I’ve never been the type of woman to have that traditional lifestyle that consists of the perfect marriage, children, and house with the white picket fence. I grew up in a Christian home, so the idea of abortion was out the window… I’ve always thought that if [...]
I have had three abortions. I’ve never admitted to anyone exactly how many I have had until now, not even to my own gynecologist.
I waited until I was almost 19 years old to lose my virginity, because I wanted it to be special. The man I waited for turned out to be an asshole [...]
I’m 33 years old. I never imagined I’d be in the position of needing an abortion. I use birth control pills and condoms faithfully. I do, however, enjoy sex quite a lot – in both senses of that phrase. And I had a condom break. I was concerned but told my partner “No worries, that’s [...]
He was sweet, good looking and charming. He came into my life after several difficult years of caring for my mother through cancer. He supported me through her death and I thought he was the “one”. I was 21 years old when we met and as time wore on he became less sweet and charming [...]