Wednesday’s Words from Women

I would like to thank NAF and its member clinic in Cleveland for assisting me in getting this abortion. If it wasn’t for you all, I don’t know how I would have made it through this situation. I am 22 years old and I am a single parent. I am currently looking for employment and I am eager to go back to school. I love my daughter with all my heart but I struggle to make ends meet. I believe that I have to make some changes in my life before I will be able to support another child and because of NAF, I will be able to do so.

–Submitted by Ernestine* through a member clinic

A year and half ago I had abdominal surgery and I continue to have pain from the procedure. I have experienced increased pain during this pregnancy and I am in and out of the hospital. My children have to stay with family members while I am being treated so I don’t believe that bringing more children into the world would be the best decision for me at this time.

–Submitted by Nona* through a member clinic

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