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Stories About Abortion

Jamie, 44
I thought I was pregnant in 1978 when I was only sixteen years old. I still remember the panic and desperation I felt. Thankfully, my mother and I had a close and open relationship and she was there for me.

Jenn, 28
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.

Donna, 55
I used to hold anti-abortion beliefs.

Lindsey, 27
I am pro-choice because I firmly believe that it is every woman's decision to choose if and when she becomes a mother.

Kathy, 57
I still remember when the decision in Roe v. Wade was announced, how I felt a great, oppressive weight had been lifted from the lives of all American women...

Jeri, 70
When I was a young woman, I had an unwated pregnancy and to try to find a legitimate Dr., meaning a reputable one that would do an abortion was almost unheard of!

John, 50
I have two daughters, 19 & 21. I hope they never get put in the position to have to make such a difficult decision...

Priscilla, 64
I have never been put in the position where I might consider an abortion and I probably would not have one. But I have never been faced with having to make that decision so I don't know how I would react.

Susan, 56
My mom was a political conservative. I was therefore surprised when she told me she was voting for legalized abortion in Maryland...

Penny, 48
I was fourteen and in the car with my father when we heard on the news that through Roe v. Wade, abortion had become legalized...

Jan, 50
I am pro-choice because I have five daughters and I want each of them to have a choice to decide what is right for them.

Frances, 73
Early on, from my own personal experiences growing up in a dysfunctional family setting, I always believed that women should have the right to be in control of their own bodies, and that goverment and polictics should not interfere with personal choice issues

Frank, 62
No personal story. I don't think any man or government should tell any woman what she should or should not do with her body.

Jessica, 29
I am pro-choice for a pleathera of different reasons. I believe first and foremost that no one has the right to tell anyone man or woman what they can or can not do with thier bodies, we have a freedom to decide what is good for us and what isn't.

Juan, 65
Working General Practitioner, I talk to spanish speaking women, everyday, they share their stories, their problems, their wishes, and I Am commited to respect their privacy and to keep the religions and gobernment polititians away from their beds and their right to their reproductive wishes.

Cathy, 43
My parents raised me to be open minded, to not judge.

Tanya, 48
In the early 1960s a prominent female professor in our city died suddenly and mysteriously. Years later I found out she died from an illegal, unsafe abortion.

Robert, 50
Why do I support a women's right to choose? Having grown up in the late 50's early 60's, I had heard of stories of women who had suffered at the hands of back-door clinics to have an abortion and in many cases, what I heard was horrific...

Aubrey, 24
My mom has told me stories from when she was in college before the days of Roe vs. Wade. She knew girls who died from "back alley" abortions.

Suzanne, 47
As a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, I worked with 400 women in 22 groups. During my two years there, I witnessed one young woman die from an attempted abortion...

Patty, 51
I had my daughter at 29 and my son at 32.

Melinda, 23
When I was 20 I became unexpectedly pregnant. I couldn't afford another child, because my husband didn't even have health insurance and I was working a full-time job and couldn't quit.

Patty, 33
Like many of us, there's a wide range of reasons why we are pro-choice. At the core for me is the belief that everyone has a right to privacy...

Terry, 60
When I was in college, abortion was illegal. When my roomate became pregnant, and I was able to find someone who would perform an abortion...

Anonymous
I became pro-choice when I was raped at 17.

 

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