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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...

March 30, 2019

“My abortion appointment at Planned Parenthood in California was on March 26, 2019 at 11:30am. The first thing they did after checking me in, was asked for my urine. I was called in and then walked to my exam room. There was a table and ultrasound ma...

February 25, 2019

“I fell ‘in love’ while in high school. So blind & useless at everything that I fell pregnant when my life was falling apart. While kicking it with my ‘then’ boyfriend, I would always come home to a troubled family. I would always forget that I had a...

October 15, 2018

Content warning: suicide, rape

“My suicide, as a gift to my Dad. I was fifteen, motherless (she died of cancer,) and raised by an upstanding, beleaguered, and loving Catholic Dad. At a beach party a guy "friend" dragged me behind a dune and raped me....

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 23, 2018

"It has been one year and nine months since I had the surgical procedure on Friday, October 21 2016. It stills feel unreal. At the time, I was 15 years old. I have been raised in a traditional Catholic household to a very traditional Republican famil...

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...

August 7, 2017

“It was my junior year of college. I had just completed all of my pre-requisites for the Nursing program and received my acceptance letter to start clinicals for the Fall of 2018. I was in a 4 year relationship with my high school sweetheart that I h...

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...

October 21, 2016

“Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, you are surrounded by people who all think the same. Most of them are Christian and where I'm from all of them are far right Republicans. All through my childhood I heard the same things from everyone. Our...

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