“I was 22, in school, living at home and madly in love with my boyfriend. We fell pregnant and at 5 weeks I had a positive test. We decided not to tell anyone..."
"When I found out I was pregnant I thought, this is not the life I want to live. My parents were going to love me through this but I knew I couldn't keep the baby as I would have resented her a lot, especially coming out of abuse. I knew I didn't want any of that going to my baby..."
"I was a bright 20 year old college student when I was raped one night after drinking by a man I'd been seeing. I was shocked, alone, and scared. Some people told me that my future would be ruined..."
“My unexpected pregnancy led to a series of months where I was extremely vulnerable and hopeless. I had $10.00 in my bank account, I was in between jobs, and the birth father tried multiple methods of intimidation in an attempt to isolate me and make me feel weak enough that I would terminate the pregnancy..."
"I still know, our son Kevin was a beautiful gift and I would not trade those 9 months for anything in the world. Every, smile, every cry, every cuddle, I ever had with him, were gifts and no one can ever take those moments away from me, his mom."
"When it was over, I curled up into a fetal position and felt like my brain had snapped. I was never the same..."
"I regret not knowing and not understanding the decision I was making and how it would stay with me for the rest of my days..."