The movie If These Walls Could Talk really reinforced my preexisting belief that the decision to have an abortion (or decision not to have an abortion) is a woman's CHOICE.
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.
Growing up, my parents taught us the importance of respecting ourselves and others.
I consider abortion my life saver. When my mother was my age she got pregnant.
I have 4 children, birthed naturally and it was a wonderful and rewarding experience and continues to be.
I suppose I have always considered myself a feminist. For 29 years, my mother has continued to share with me certain pieces of wisdom about loving, living, and learning as a woman.
Why am I Pro Choice? This is something I really haven't thought about in a while. So thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer that question.
I have never had an abortion. I know people who have but that doesn't matter.
In the late sixties I was in medical school in Maryland which had just passed a law allowing abortions for state residents.
I support choice because I am raising a beautiful 14 year old daughter and I am old enough to remember what it was like before Roe vs. Wade.
I guess my story began with a conversation I had with my priest. I was 12 at the time and the topic was one I had heard on evening news.
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!
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.
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.
My parents raised me to be open minded, to not judge.
I work in an organization that has the mission to "work towards the end of sexual violence". Because of my day to day experience, I am very acquainted with the idea that women's bodies are constantly being violated through sexual assault and domestic violence...
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...
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.
I have two daughters, 19 & 21. I hope they never get put in the position to have to make such a difficult decision...
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.
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
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.
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...
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...
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.