Several reasons I am pro-choice: I am pro-human, including pro-child! Every day I hear about abused or neglected children, children out on the streets, with drug problems, etc. Every child should be a WANTED child, and one who is going to be taken care of.
When I was 22 I found myself in a relationship with a man who was physically, sexually, and emotionally abusive. I became pregnant about 4 months into that relationship. I made the difficult decision to terminate that pregnancy...
My early education was as a med tech and I worked in hospital laboratories. In the case of womans rights I worked in a town with a university that declared in loco parentas, making any requests for birth control advise or preganancy testing thru the university health center reportable to the parents.
My great grandmother had an illegal abortion.
A close family member of mine became pregnant after a couple of years of trying in her late 20s. She and her husband, as well as the rest of the family, were thrilled.
So why am I pro-choice? Because my Mom inspired me...
As a teenager I can remember hearing of young women dying because they had an abortion.
I've always been pro-choice and believe in a woman's right to have control over her own body -pregnant with a baby or not.
Even as a teenager, I knew a woman's right to choose when and if to have children was important.
Well, my story is my grandmother's story.
Last year, I had an abortion. I can't say how thankful I am to have had the choice to have one.
I grew up in a small town in California and was the first in my family to go to college.
I am of the age when we had homes for unwed mothers, where children as young as 12 were sent to have babies.
I am pro-choice because I firmly believe that it is every woman's decision to choose if and when she becomes a mother.
Gennie, over 45
My mother was 38 when she passed away. I was 17, and my brother 14. My father told us that she died of kidney failure, which was not entirely a lie.
I became fully supportive of pro-choice during medical school training, when the full impact of unwanted pregnancies and children was visible and touchable on a daily basis.
I used to hold anti-abortion beliefs.
I remember when I was a little girl at age 10 an anti-abortion woman lived next door. I used to play in her yard with the other neighborhood children every day.
Thirty-five years ago, I was married and the mother of a beautiful little girl.
I was pro-life, came from a family who preached abortion as evil.
I was newly married in 1972 and my husband had many years of college and graduate school remaining.
I used to say that I was pro-choice, but would include, "I wouldn't do it, but it's good that other women have that choice."
When Judson Memorial church in NYC began a choice campaign, we began one in Philadelphia. I contacted clergy and got it started.
I believe that the decision to have an abortion is a very personal one and every woman has the right to safe and legal access.
My mother is a feminist and instilled those values in me from a very young age; I remember having arguments about abortion with my friends when I was in 3rd grade.