I’ve been in an abusive marriage for 15 years. When I finally got up enough courage to leave him I found out I was pregnant. I couldn’t be connected to this man for the rest of my life. This is the right choice for me and I am so thankful I have the right to choose.
--Submitted by Kailene* through a member clinic
I am a 34-year-old mother of four. My husband and I were laid off and have lost everything. There was just no way we could financially bring another life into the world. It would be cruel to that child and to the children that we already have.
--Submitted by Zhane* 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.