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Stories About Abortion

Kelsey, 25
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.

Julie, 22
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.

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.

Amanda, 26
Growing up, my parents taught us the importance of respecting ourselves and others.

Anonymous, 18
I consider abortion my life saver. When my mother was my age she got pregnant.

Linda, 60
I have 4 children, birthed naturally and it was a wonderful and rewarding experience and continues to be.

Amanda, 29
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.

Tamara, 38
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.

Val, 53
I have never had an abortion. I know people who have but that doesn't matter.

Mark, 62
In the late sixties I was in medical school in Maryland which had just passed a law allowing abortions for state residents.

William, 55
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.

Keiley, 33
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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Misty, 26
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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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

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.

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...


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