Sara’s Story

I am 24 years old and I have had 4 abortions when I was 13, 15, 19, and 24. I DO NOT regret one of them. The only thing that I regret is that birth control doesn’t seem to EVER work for me (I’ve tried multiple pills, Depo, condoms, Patch)!!! I am the 1% that can still get pregnant on the pill…I have 3 children-6, 3, and 2-and I am so relieved that I don’t have 7 of them, for 3 is enough to handle alone …

My experiences have not been traumatic at all, but I have cried tears of complete RELIEF! I have never been so relieved in my entire life!

I had a steady boyfriend from 13-15 and boy we thought that we were in LOVE! I was pregnant at 13 and thank goodness my mom took me to Elizabeth Blackwell to have an abortion. I don’t know what my life would have been like. … At 15-same thing (I was also a serious dancer at the time) I ended up in yet another long term relationship- but this time VERY abusive! I was pregnant at 17 almost 18 and decided to keep Alanna. She was my JOY! I go away from the abusive (or thought that I did) and was dating another guy—again, birth control failed me (condoms this time) and I was pregnant again. I knew that this wasn’t the guy that I wanted to have a child with and off we went to Planned Parenthood. I had two more children who are now 3 and 2 (again birth control failed-the Depo shot-by the abusive guy whom is NOW FULLY out of my system) and then earlier this year I was dating another guy and I just couldn’t handle one more baby right now … I AM NOT SORRY!!!!

I am designing a clothing line and teaching dance classes now-and working toward my dream! I DO NOT REGRET ANYTHING!!! You may feel sad at first and have a good cry-but you’ll be fine in the end!