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.
Right now is just not a good time to have another baby. I’m the only one working in a household of five. To bring another person into my household would be unfair to the unborn child and to others in the house. I am pro-choice because I think I should be able to decide what is right for me and my family–not people who don’t know me or my situation or who are going to judge me for my actions. All circumstances are different and accidents happen to women and families. I can’t tell you how much the Hotline and clinic are helping me today. I appreciate it so much–thank you to everyone that makes it possible.
–Submitted by Carol* through a member clinic.
*Name has been changed to protect patient privacy