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.
Honestly, I never thought I would be in this situation, but who does? I don’t have enough money to support myself, let alone a child. I just didn’t think it was fair to bring a child into the world without being able to support it to my full potential. When I do have children, I want to give them what I have and more.
— Submitted by Abra* through a member clinic
I want to thank the Hotline for its help during this difficult time. My boyfriend and I never imagined having an abortion, but after a long discussion we realized it is what we need to do at this point in our lives.We are just not ready. If it weren’t for the Hotline, I don’t know how we would have followed through with our decision. Thank you!
— Submitted by Harriet* through a member clinic
*Names have been changed to protect patient privacy