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March 18, 2018

“I am 27 years old, I have a 8 year old son. I also have PCOS, I found out I was pregnant right after my mom passed away, I was scared because of the complications that happened with my son when he was born. I live in the south, so with that and my s...

January 24, 2018

"I was 17 and pregnant. I had made plans for my life. I was going places. Instead, I was pregnant. I made the decision which my boyfriend did not agree with to terminate my pregnancy. He refused to help me at all so I turned to my parents. I was scar...

January 22, 2018

"I've been pregnant 6 times. 3 of those ended in an abortion. I have tried 4 different methods of birth control in 10 years. 5 of my pregnancies occurred while using some method of contraception, often hormonal and condoms at the same time.

I was acti...

June 29, 2017

“A year after my daughter was born, I became pregnant again. I was happy because I had wanted 2 children. I was only concerned that the 2 children would just be 2 years apart. I may be fatigued taking care of 2 small children. I was 38; I would be 56...

June 26, 2017

“I am married and have two beautiful little girls, I didn't want more children as of now, I don't know if I'd change my mind later so I had opted to have an IUD inserted as opposed to tubal ligation. I go to my appointment, they give me a pregnancy t...

January 19, 2017

“My support for reproductive choice has been firm – even strident – from the time I was cognizant enough to form an opinion on the topic. Until last summer, though, my commitment to a woman’s right to choose remained purely philosophical, theoretical...

December 1, 2016

“I’m obsessed with peeing on sticks. For about two weeks out of the month, I pee on expensive strips of cardboard that tell me if I’m about to ovulate. Then I spend the next two weeks peeing on pregnancy tests, impatiently willing that stupid pink li...

August 23, 2016

"When I had my son 14 years ago I had a cardiac episode. It left my heart weak. When my son was just under 2 years old my birth control failed. I was pregnant. Being pregnant started sending my blood pressure really high then really low. The doctors...

June 9, 2016

"We had been married for 3 months, in a new state, when I became pregnant after losing the job that sent us 2000 miles away from our families. We talked a long time about what to do, my first thought was to have an abortion. I had an abortion 10 year...

March 6, 2016

"I was forty years old with a husband and two children. My youngest child had Tourette's, oppositional defiance disorder, anxiety, depression and OCD. I suffered from extreme migraines and was taking depakote. An anti seizure medication that causes b...

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