“I got pregnant when I was 18 in active heroin addiction getting beat by my father, living on the streets and eating out of dumpsters. Had it not been for acsess to free and safe abortion, I'm sure I would have birth a child born addicted without a place to go. I didn't want a child and would have resented the child for the rest of its life. What kind of life is that for a child and a mother. 2 lives wasted.
Now at 25 I have a son, a husband, and almost 2 years sober. Because I didn't have a child I was able to focus on myself and get the help I needed. Thank you to the women who fought and won my right to safe and legal medical treatment.” —Anonymous