Making the decision to have an abortion takes a lot of courage and strength. A person can take all of the steps necessary to prevent a pregnancy, yet mistakes still happen. I don’t have a lot of financial and emotional support right now; however, NAF and its member clinic in Cleveland have given me strength to get through this time in my life. I appreciate everything they do for women in need.
--Submitted by Baxter* through a member clinic
I recently lost my job and the man that I was involved with was abusive. I believe that if I were to continue with this pregnancy, the child would be abused as well. I am also in school and I would not be able to graduate if I were to continue with this pregnancy. Now I can focus on my future and move on with great hopes in my heart!
--Submitted by Jacori* through a member clinic
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 feature 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.