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Stories About Abortion

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.

Judith, 66
An aunt of mine... died of complications of an abortion...

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

I can guarantee that my children now have the best possible life I can give them, all because I was allowed to make the choice I made all those years ago.

I don't remember a specific turning point in my life when I became pro-choice. I can't imagine a time when I wasn't.

The right to choose is the right to success and prosperity in this country...

Mary Jane
I am pro choice because I'm an independent thinker, that believes in a women's right to control their lives and bodies.

The government has no business in the personal lives and very human choices of women.

I've had an abortion, had a baby, and adopted a child. Through all of that, my belief has only gotten stronger.

My mother always taught me it was a woman's right to make choices regarding her body. When I found myself pregnant at 20, it was my choice to terminate the pregnancy.

My experiences as a rape crisis counselor contribute greatly to my pro-choice values.

I'm 53 years old and remember when abortion was not legal in all states...

I am so thankful that I had a choice about what to do with my body.

I remember how things were for women before legalized abortion.

Obviously I grew up when abortion was not legal. In fact, it wasnt even mentioned in my strict southern baptist household...

Why am I pro-choice? I'm pro-choice because I believe that a woman has the right to decide what she wants with regards to her body and her reproductive choices.


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