Many Voices - Many Choices

Feminism begins with women sharing their experiences.

LaDonna Choose what is right for you.   Ruth Anne I took a pregnancy test in my local library bathroom with two good friends
Rachel I have not been on this site for years, but I know how much it helped me when I read other women's stories   Phyllis Part of me couldn't believe that this was happening to me. I froze.
Martha I'm 35 years old with two children   Kaylee One day when I decide that having a baby is right for me I will be positive that I made the right choice.
Beyonca You know how when some women get pregnant, they talk about how they felt like a mother, right away, and loved their child instantly? I didn't have that feeling.   Priscilla I could go through with the pregnancy & continue my pregnancy at their clinic ... or terminate the pregnancy... wow I can't believe I (ME) am even considering this option?!
Veejay Now, a year later, I'm an honor student.   Salina I never realized how brave and strong women who abort are.
Onyx they said I was 8 weeks 2 days and I was eligible for the pill   Wyndi

I am 23 years old, in college, and I have been dating my boyfriend for 2 years.

Colleen I am 38 years old and just landed my dream job after staying home for several years with my son. After being at my job for a couple weeks, I discovered I was pregnant.    Yael

I found that once I made my "choice" women all around me began to open up about their "choices" and that they "chose" for different reasons: financial, emotional, and physical.

Vanna I had the abortion almost 5 years ago... and I am still so grateful.  Every day.    Macy I will have another baby in the future when the time is right

I try to shelter my daughter from the bad world around her but I cannot bring her brother or sister along for the ride.

  Tanika I am a 38 year old woman and I had an abortion 2 days ago.



I am 27 with a 10 year old daughter and an 8 year old son. I have had 3 abortions and I am currently 11 weeks pregnant.




This was the right decision for this pregnancy but also a very painful one.





I want to apologize humbly for my former thoughts regarding women who have abortions, realizing now that there are many more valid reasons than I had believed, and that women are not having two, three, four abortions just because they do not want to use birth control.  



Using a rating of 0 to 10, with 0 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain I have ever felt, I would say the most painful part of the procedure was a 2, tops.






It helped to just have someone cuddle me and tell me I was a good person and that I didn't do anything wrong.     




Gilda It was my freshman year in college, I went out to a bar. I was drinking, probably more than I should have...     your story? send it to us


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