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MaryHe'd want me to have the baby. However, he would leave me handling the day-to-day of 3 kids.LauraI knew what I had to do and I was very scared.
KimI am a 25 year old single mother. I grew up in a happy home. I was popular in high school and never got into trouble.KristiI was only 15 when I got pregnant...a few weeks before my sweet 16. I met my boyfriend just months earlier at the start of my sophomore year. I was head-over-heels in love.
PennyAll of the women in my family had kids early. My grandma at 15, my aunt at 13, and my mom at 20. I have watched my mother struggle all her life to raise me.DeniseThe night before I had the abortion I wrote him/her a letter saying that I was sorry and it wasn't easy letting go.
JennieI'm shaking and tired and scared. MonicaI am right in the middle of my 5th abortion.
ReeceI was a 19-year-old single parent of one living on her own.ScarlettI was 19 and two weeks away from my wedding when I had my abortion. I am now 45 yrs. old. In 1975, the abortion laws had just become legal.
Sweet died as a result of her abortion attempt... MegIn honor of the 10th anniversary of my abortion..
Elsawhen i found myself pregnant i froze in fear...Jamie

I am 15 years old. I had my first abortion done 4 days ago...


I look forward to the day sometime in the near future when my fiancé are married and can be excited to tell our parents that we're going to have a baby.

JaneMy partner knew I was pregant and was not very supportive. I took the decision to have an termination on my own.
TonyaI've had 2 abortions. I say this with tears, not with triumph.DeeI knew then why women fought for the right to stop a pregnancy. I could never go back to the judgmental know-it-all antiabortion fool I had been.

I am still a little scared about the procedure and the recovery period

CJI never really had an opinion one way or the other, because I was careful and it wouldn't happen to me.
Autumn I was the one who said "I'll never do that." KJI've never been in love with the thought of having children.
AshleyI am only 17 and have a lot going for me.ShelbyI had an abortion 1 week ago.
MarianaYesterday, I had my first abortion. Em I am having a medical abortion on Monday.

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