Every day, women and men make deep, personal decisions about their reproductive health. Many send us powerful stories about why they’re pro-choice. You can read a few of them on this page.
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.
At 19 weeks pregnant I found out my baby had spina bifida very severely. My husband and I went to a clinic a week later where we were harassed by protestors.
At 18 weeks during the fifth and six pregnancies birth defects that were "incompatible with life" were diagnosed
Two years ago I found out I was pregnant during my first week of an intense graduate program. Having been on birth control for months, this was a complete shock.
I was 19 I found out I was pregnant the first time.
I had an abortion at 16 years old and do not regret it at all.
At age 22, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. If I were no longer able to obtain birth control, I don’t know what I would do to control my symptoms.
I was 18 when I found out. I consistently used condoms with my boyfriend at the time, and less than a year out of high school, I was panicked.
I was lucky enough that my mom was able to set her political and religious beliefs aside in order to protect me from the many struggles that I would have faced caused by failed birth control.
I hear all the time about the stereotype of what type of girl/woman have abortions. Sleeping around, not using birth control, etc. I am here to tell you that their wrong!
I grew up in a conservative Hispanic family, and I was terrified of seeking birth control when I became sexually active; most importantly, I was terrified of getting caught using birth control by my parents.
I had my first child when I was only 15 years old, a ninth grader in junior high.
In 1972, as a 16 year old girl in high school, I instituted the “sex information center” at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY.
I am pro-choice, because I have seen what ignorance can do to people.
VIDEO: I was 31 years old, just got laid off from my job, got pregnant and wondered what I was going to do.
My stepmother was born in Boston during the pre-Roe days. She was then adopted by a loving couple. The doctor that delivered her set up the adoption—he had done this many times. But he was also there as a safe option for women that looked for an abortion provider.
I gave birth to my son in 2004—a son who was wanted, planned for, and loved. The deep love I had for my child didn't make the pregnancy an easy one, however. I am a transgender man.
I got pregnant at 18, and chose to keep my child, a decision I have never regretted.
I was enlisted in the Air Force. I was pregnant (planned) and after 2+ months began to have a miscarriage.