If I did not get an abortion, I would be the mother of a six year old with fetal alcohol syndrome...


“If I did not get an abortion, I would be the mother of a six year old with fetal alcohol syndrome as I was drinking heavily and smoking regularly before I realized I was pregnant. In addition to the milieu of health issues my child would face, it would've had a drug dealing father who eventually spent over a year in jail. I do not ever question my decision to end the pregnancy and I would not be the happy person I am now if I made a different decision.” —Marie

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