Many Voices - Many Choices

Telling our personal stories heals us.

Accidental or unintended pregnancy happens to millions of women in the world each year. Because we are fertile for a large part of our lives, and because we are sexual beings, pregnancy happens. It is natural.

Many of us have strong feelings about getting accidentally pregnant. When we tell our stories out loud, we have a healing experience. Keeping our emotions all bottled up can be harmful to our emotional and physical well-being.

Telling the truth about women’s lives changes the world.

When women tell each other about our lives, we discover common themes. We learn that our individual experiences of alienation, invisibility, discrimination, lack of recognition, and family pressure are felt by other women. Feminism is born in telling our stories and listening to each other.

When women take on the challenge of improving the world for other women, we make change happen.

Sharing our personal experience connects women.

Anti-abortion groups created a backlash against women. Women who had abortions feel we must hide and be silent -- because we don’t know who we can trust. But, when we do tell our friends and family, we frequently discover we are not alone. Often, our friends and family have also faced the desperation of an accidental pregnancy and they understand the importance of access to safe abortion.

To share YOUR story, please send email.

You are not alone! This website has collected over 600 personal stories from our readers. Each number links to a page holding a collection of stories.

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We have to change the culture of America from a place where women's judgment is not trusted and valued to a place where it is trusted.

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