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.
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 had my daughter at 29 and my son at 32.
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.
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 became pro-choice when I was raped at 17.
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...
An aunt of mine... died of complications of an abortion...
I remember how things were for women before legalized 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.
Obviously I grew up when abortion was not legal. In fact, it wasnt even mentioned in my strict southern baptist household...
The government has no business in the personal lives and very human choices of women.
My experiences as a rape crisis counselor contribute greatly to my pro-choice values.
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.
I'm 53 years old and remember when abortion was not legal in all states...
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.
I am pro choice because I'm an independent thinker, that believes in a women's right to control their lives and bodies.
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.
I've had an abortion, had a baby, and adopted a child. Through all of that, my belief has only gotten stronger.
The right to choose is the right to success and prosperity in this country...
I am so thankful that I had a choice about what to do with my body.