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Stories About Abortion

Jen, 26
I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant. I was a freshman in college, working part-time for a retail store and was in a brand new relationship.

Jennie, 52
When I was 19 years-old I became pregnant.

Kathleen, 56
I was raised Catholic so I didn't know anything about sex or birth control.

Mooky, 50
I was enlisted in the Air Force. I was pregnant (planned) and after 2+ months began to have a miscarriage.

Rachel Elizabeth, 33
My cousin molested me for a decade and even raped me at one point. I had a pregnancy scare. That's why I'm pro-choice.

Pat, 70
I was a nursing student and then in practice in the late '50s and early '60s.

Catherine, 53
I have a dear friend who discovered she was carrying a severely deformed child in her second trimester.

Anne, 30
I worked at an abortion clinic 2 years ago, supporting women and their choices. Although I hadn't yet faced the choice myself, I've always supported women's reproductive rights.

Carolyn, 37
In 2008 I became pregnant while using the Nuva Ring form of birth control.

Dawn, 40
I got pregnant in the summer of 2008. My husband and I were thrilled. We had been trying for about 6 months and it finally happened.

Jennifer, 27
If my mother had that baby, I wouldn't have her here today...

Molly, 54
When I graduated from college in 1975, I worked in a Planned Parenthood for 3 years. It was fantastic to work in a facility which provided safe medical procedures for women.

Cynthia, 56
My step-father molested me from the time I was 6 years old until I was able to put a stop to it... after 10 years of victimization.

Chloe, 15
I am pro-choice, because I have seen what ignorance can do to people.

Jennifer, 46
While pregnant with my first child it became very clear to me that the man I had been planning to marry was an alcoholic and very abusive - I knew I had to get away from him and raise my daughter.

Grace, 28
My commitment to reproductive rights comes from my firm belief that all people are equal and should be allowed to determine the course of their own lives.

Ris, 19
I had just turned 15 when I found out I was pregnant.

Ellen, 53
I was 18 in 1975 and my period was 10 days late.

Rye, 20
Choosing inspiration. That's how I think of my own experience of abortion.

Rob, 60
I will not let what my mother fought for be trampled into the ground. This is why I stand with you brave women.

Caroline, 18
My freshman year going into college, I found out I was pregnant. I talked to only my mother, father, and sister about what my choices were. I was scared, and felt absolutely alone at college.

Rachel, 24
Today I had an abortion. Today I had to drive three hours out of my home state to obtain an abortion because the laws in my state are so restrictive that my choices were limited.

Stacie, 39
When I was in high school, my Mom took me to my first rally in Washington. At the same time she discussed birth control, abortion and the struggle that women went through to have the right to control their own reproduction.

For anyone to think that making this decision was really easy is just wrong. But it was the best decision for me and it was MY decision and if I had to do it over again, I would.

Natasha, 27
When I was a teenager, my mother told me that she had an abortion when she was my age.


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