Over one-third of women of reproductive age have an abortion by the age of 45. However, women who have chosen abortion are often absent from the public debate. In order to break the silence surrounding abortion, we will be featuring real stories from real women each Wednesday on our blog. If you would like to share your story with us or have it published on our blog, go to http://www.prochoice.org/pregnant/hotline/share.html.
I recently lost my job, so as you can imagine, an unexpected pregnancy was not the most joyful news. It was actually scary knowing that I could barely afford to take care of myself, let alone another human being. The next time something unexpected comes along like this I want to be prepared, independent, and financially stable.
–submitted by Brie* through a member clinic
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At the present time I am taking care of my mother who has had four strokes and needs 24-hour care. I realize at this time a new baby plus my two-year-old, as well as my ill mom, would be very strenuous on me. I just want to focus on the three of us and not take on too much that I know I can’t handle. I appreciate the support and may God bless.
–submitted by Meredith* through a member clinic
*Names have been changed to protect patient privacy