Wednesday’s Words from Women

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

I’m pro-choice because I think having a right to have this option is very helpful! I am also grateful for the help of the Hotline because I wanted to make this decision for myself. I would like to thank you very much, from the bottom of my heart. I couldn’t have obtained an abortion without the Hotline’s help.

–Submitted by Carrie* through a member clinic

I found out I was pregnant at the worst time possible. My boyfriend and I are both currently out of work and having a lot of money issues. I had to take off a semester of college because I couldn’t even get the funding for school; there was no way that we were financially or mentally ready to support and raise a baby. The people at the clinic have been so helpful and nice and making this process a lot more comfortable for me.

–Submitted by Britney* through a member clinic

–*Names have been changed to protect patient privacy

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