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.
I have a three-year-old son. I am pro-choice because I have to take care of the son I have here on this earth. I am in school and I work full-time. It is hard enough finding affordable child care for him. This was a hard choice to make, but I am confident that I made the right one.
–submitted by Connie* through a member clinic
Your Hotline helped give me the freedom of choice, and the help to make my choice possible. With your help, I’m able to make the decision that is physically, emotionally, and mentally right for me in this period of my life. I believe we all have choices. It would be selfish to continue a pregnancy that I’m not prepared or ready for. I’m pro-choice for this reason. Thank you for your help!
–submitted by Kierra* through a member clinic
I appreciate the assistance I was provided in this desperate time. I am a single mother of three and am very concerned about how I could provide for another child. I am a student graduating in six months, and this is a big weight off my shoulders. Thanks a lot.
–submitted by Rose* through a member clinic