I am a single mother raising two boys. I am a full-time college student and I work full-time as well. There is no paid leave at my job so if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. If I were to have another child, all four of us would be homeless within a few months.
I have always been pro-choice. Fundamentally, it is a woman’s choice when it comes to matters of her body. Her medical and family choices are her own.
--Submitted by Kansas* through a member clinic
I am a 20-year-old college student, majoring in forensic science. I discovered I was pregnant after my birth control failed. I made the decision to have an abortion because my partner and I are not mentally and financially ready to become parents. I would also like to be married or in a stable relationship, with a well paying job, before I decide to have a child.
--Submitted by Teegan* 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.