I am a single mother with two children. I am currently on welfare and live in low-income housing. I had to stop working in August 2007 due to my son contracting Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). My day-to-day life has become very hard due to the economy and my unemployment. If I wasn’t able to obtain an abortion, I don’t know what I would have done for myself and my children.
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 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.
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