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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

February 14, 2019

“Where do I even start...I’m not going to make this detail-to-detail because it’s a lot and I’m still very emotional about it but talking about it really helps. I found out I was pregnant on January 1st, 2019 (New Year’s Day to be exact.) I knew I wa...

January 30, 2019

“I was 16 when I had an abortion. The pregnancy was from an abusive and manipulative boy, who was older than me. My body felt strange one day about a week from my encounter with him, and I was so scared, so I told a friend and she told me to tell my...

January 28, 2019

“I was 18. It was the winter after I graduated high school. I met this boy last spring and he asked me to be his girlfriend, then about 4 months later I became pregnant unexpectedly. I was scared, I had the feeling that I was pregnant for about a wee...

January 27, 2019

“1980. I was 21, living with a guy I knew I wasn’t going to stay with. I always used birth control, so when I found I was pregnant, my reaction was visceral. No way I wanted a baby. I saw a local gyno. Scheduled the procedure at the local hospital an...

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