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May 7, 2019

Content warning: abusive relationship

“I always had safe sex. I was on birth control (the pill) and I got off it because it gave me lots of headaches and nausea and made me gain a lot of weight. I knew having unprotected sex would end up getting me pr...

April 17, 2019

Content warning: suicide attempt   


“I had just turned 20 years old a month before and going into my second year of college when I found out I was pregnant. I’d only been with my boyfriend for...

July 30, 2018

“Towards the end of my senior year of high school, I had a casual encounter with a guy that was a little older than me. One thing led to the another and we ended up having sex. In the past, I have always tried my best to be safe and careful. I was on...

July 24, 2018

"I never considered writing about my abortion experience. Maybe because it was traumatizing, maybe because it was personal, but maybe also because it was none of anybody's damn business. However, with the recent discussion around Roe vs. Wade, I thou...

November 30, 2017

"Let me start with a little back story... I became pregnant with my second child about two years after my husband and I became married. We were so happy and excited to be welcoming a baby girl. When I had her it was like everything had changed inside...

January 30, 2017

"Scene 1979, cold winter night, the stick turns pink. I jump up to pace, only to pass out. No it wasn't the shock of being pregnant. It was because my 5'7, 18 year old body was in physical shut down, as I weighed 104 pounds of nutritionally drained n...

January 29, 2017

"My husband and I had been married for six years. I had already adopted his daughter, whose biological mother abandoned her, so I already had a child I hadn't planned on. I had been using birth control pills for many years, and my husband decided to...

January 8, 2017

“When I found out I was pregnant in November of 2016, I was 18 years old and in my college dorm room with my boyfriend. My first thought was HOW? We had used protection literally every single time we'd ever had sex and hadn't ever noticed a breakage...

December 8, 2016

"I have two children I love very much, and I have taken mothering very seriously. I have also had two abortions. One was when I was a young student and knew I wasn't ready to go through a pregnancy and become a parent. One was when I was already a pa...

April 8, 2016

"My abortion experience was hideous. I became pregnant as the result of a rape on a night out.. I won't go into exact details about that. I had sex with him a second time two days later when he turned up at my house unexpectedly. The day after that I...

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