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November 8, 2019

Content warning: childhood sexual abuse, abusive relationship, rape  

     

“When I was 4-6 (not sure when) I was sexually abused. I repressed the memories until I was 14. When the memories came back my home life was also reall...

May 17, 2019

Content warning: child abuse, suicide, infant mortality    

                 

“Background: I was born into an Irish Roman Catholic Family. More or less. My father...

May 17, 2019

“It was 2009. I was 28. My ex-husband had moved out a few months prior. I had two kids already and I was barely able to support them. I didn't date due to residual issues with my ex and not feeling worthy, but also because I didn't want to end up in...

May 17, 2019

“I had an abortion when I was 16 years old. When I found out I was pregnant my best friend and I went to grocery store, bought a pregnancy test, and took it to the Panera Bread public restroom because I didn’t want my Mom to find out. I was so embarr...

May 17, 2019

“I have had 2 abortions, and would like to share how very different these two abortions were. My first was at age 16. I lost my virginity to this guy when I was 14. We split up and then got back together roughly a year later. We had regular sex and n...

May 17, 2019

“I am 23 years old. I had my abortion on March 4th, 2019. I've kept it to myself until this point, but with restrictions tightening and access to safe abortions lessening, I need to tell my story to give an outlet to the rage I feel. Let me be so cle...

May 16, 2019

“At 21 years old, I was on hormonal birth control and it failed. I had gotten a terrible flu, strep and chest infection and was prescribed antibiotics. Too ill to make it to the pharmacy myself, I asked my then-boyfriend to pick up the prescription....

May 16, 2019

Content warning: child abuse

“So, I had to collect change from my couch and car to buy my pregnancy test. I was working a job I loved (and eventually helped me move up in my career), but it didn't provide health insurance or very much money. My boyfri...

May 16, 2019

content warning: drug use, suicide, overdose

“I was 20 when I got pregnant for the first time. I was on the depo shot and l, because I had tried with my ex to get pregnant before, was convinced I couldn’t have kids. (Silly me.) I had been with the guy...

May 16, 2019

“I was a 28 year old PhD student six weeks from defending my dissertation. I'd had an IUD for 3 years and thought my birth control method would protect me from pregnancy. Apparently, my IUD had shifted slightly, and I got pregnant. I went to the doct...

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