Aimee's Story

I never thought I would discuss this with anyone. You've gotta love modern technology..

I am 27, married (somewhat happily), with 2 toddlers. I had an abortion yesterday. I am pro-choice and believe in abortion 100% but this was possibly the hardest decision I have ever made. I want more children but the two I have are 2 and 3. So, after discussing it with my husband I decided this was our best option at this point in our lives. I have to be honest, I was not totally sure going in for the appointment that I was doing the right thing but coming home and having both kids demanding my attention at the same time made me realize that at this time I only have so much to give and it would not be fair to any of the parties involved to add another person to the equation I am proud to call my family.

I don't know why I feel it necessary to validate my feelings but thank you for giving me the forum in which to do it.

June 1998

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"We are living in very dangerous times when a doctor is gunned down in his home, clinics are being bombed, health-care providers are being threatened and pro-choice voices are being silenced," says attorney Robert Abrams representing PEP (Pro-choice Education Project). "We are in danger of losing valuable freedoms."  November 1998