Wednesday’s Words from Women
February 9, 2012
I grew up in a very conservative Christian family. My father was the president of a local anti-choice organization. I am so thankful for NAF and its member clinic in Colorado for their help and quality care. Sometimes continuing with a pregnancy is not the best option. I do have a child and although I am thankful, I’m also thankful for the right to choose!
–Submitted by Remy* through a member clinic
I believe every case has its own unique circumstances. I had an abortion when I was 22 years old and I swore I would never do it again. However, I am now 40 years old and I have three kids ages 21, 20, and 6, and am pregnant again. I have a three-year-old grandson as well. I feel like I am done having children. I have always been a single parent and I am ready to make a career for myself. I have lived in poverty all my life and I feel that it isn’t fair to bring another child into this situation. I also am worried about being pregnant at my age and that I am not mentally strong enough to cope with the huge responsibility of having another child. It is extremely difficult for me to get babysitters. I have tried to get through college but I had to work to support my kids. I am ready to go back to school, but if I continue this pregnancy I would not be able to. There are many, many reasons I feel this was the best choice for me. The Hotline was wonderful as I really needed help in order to get this care. Thank you.
–Submitted by Jacey* through a member clinic
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 feature 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.