We were told our two options: we could terminate the pregnancy or carry the baby to term and see what happened. I asked point blank about the chances of a miracle. They had no optimistic outcome to share with us.
At almost 21 weeks, Scott and I went to our appointment with the specialist. The sonogram operator asked us to be quiet, immediately changing the mood of the room.
Gina is a 13-year-old who was raped. When she worried about missing her period and got a pregnancy test, she was 19 weeks pregnant.
I only had so many hours to live and my daughter was not going to make it no matter what happened. As a result, I had to be given an emergency abortion to save my life.
The pregnancy was already over, but I had to go through the experience of stillbirth, which haunts me to this day.
Why are you pro-choice? Did you have a powerful experience at a pro-choice march or rally? Did you or a friend face an unplanned pregnancy? Do you remember what it was like before abortion was legal? Tell us your story.