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May 16, 2019

“I was 42 years old and had married a terrific guy 1 1/2 years prior. We had already had 2 miscarriages, but we desperately wanted to be parents. After my amniocentesis at 17 weeks, we found out she had a very rare chromosome abnormality called Triso...

May 7, 2019

“I found out I was pregnant at 26 years old, having been with my boyfriend for 3 years. We were happy but had been through a lot during our relationship, such as the death of his father. It just wasn’t the right time for a baby - I was in the middle...

May 4, 2019

“If you found yourself here, you’re probably doing the exact same thing I found myself doing a few nights ago. I was terrified, nervous, and reading others’ experiences that added to my nerves. Remember that every body is different and reacts in diff...

May 3, 2019

Content warning: relationship abuse

“My Story: I had an unplanned pregnancy with my ex-husband. He will never know about it. That shitty plus sign forced my eyes open to the realities of my abusive relationship, and an abortion was the only guarantee...

April 20, 2019

Content warning: emotional abuse

“My name is Cila and this is my story. I was 13 years old when I had to make the biggest decision that would change my life forever. Growing up I have always known that I wanted to be a mother. I have always adored chi...

January 5, 2019

“On a Tuesday in December 2018, I terminated a much-wanted pregnancy for medical reasons via dilation and extraction. That Friday, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 145 into law, making dilation and extraction procedures illegal in my home state of...

November 17, 2018

“I was 24 years old when I became pregnant. My boyfriend and I had only been dating for 5 months. We were in a happy relationship and a good place so far. I was on oral contraceptives when I became pregnant but had accidentally started an expired pac...

October 22, 2018

“I was 19 and a junior in college. He was my co-star in a production we were both in. Needless to say our attraction for each other was immediate and intense. But he did not attend my college and I knew as we spent the summer rehearsing our scenes an...

October 21, 2018

“I was driving to Boston Market when I decided I wanted to write this. It took a gentle shove from a journalist friend, the echoes of angry protestors in my mind, and a heaping pile of mashed potatoes to convince me that writing my story down would s...

October 19, 2018

“I do not remember the exact point in time when I realized what abortion was or when I decided to be pro-choice. But I do remember early in high school, my best friend and I started to talk in depth about abortion, and birth control, and why we belie...

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