I am 35 years old and have two children who are 16 and 18. I recently got laid off from my job and my husband has been out of work for over a year due to a bad car wreck. We have no other income or insurance at this time. If I continued this pregnancy, I would have one more child that I would have to struggle to raise. At night I often wonder what the next meal will be or where it will come from. There is no one around to assist me with the needs that I have now. So I am very confident that my decision to have an abortion is the right choice. Why should I bring another life into an unstable situation? We are already one step away from being homeless. Thank you for keeping the right to CHOOSE alive!

–Submitted by Cagney* through our website

I’m 21 years old and pretty much not ready to have a child. I just lost my job and I am no longer able to pay the few bills I do have. Continuing this pregnancy would make my situation much harder and would also be in poor judgment. I want to be stable enough to ensure that my child will never see me struggle.

–Submitted by Bardot* 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.

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