Wednesday’s Words from Women

I chose to have an abortion because I recently lost my job after three years and the man that I am involved with was sent to jail. I have no financial assistance so I believe that this is the best decision right now.

–Submitted by Jona* through a member clinic

My husband and I share a happy home with our two young children and dog. When the economy crashed, although we only had temporary employment, we happily entered into our marriage and went forward with both pregnancies. Now the only income we have has been from what little I can make with my horse training. With the discovery of this pregnancy came the fear that I would lose our only income. This abortion will allow me to continue to support my family and to fulfill my dreams of going to college for a degree in equine studies, which I physically would have been incapable of doing while pregnant. Thank you so much NAF for supporting my choice and keeping my home a happy one.

–Submitted by Connelly* 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

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