A woman's decision to have an abortion is based on many factors, including whether the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest; the inability to be financially responsible for a child; and health complications. The situations that women face are unique to their own life experiences. We support women in choosing the option that is the best decision for them and their family.
Six and a half years ago I had an abortion. I was married and the mother of two beautiful daughters. I was using birth control pills correctly, but after having been on them for so many years, I forgot one simple fact: their effectiveness can be greatly reduced by the use of antibiotics. More
Nearly four years ago I chose to have an abortion. At the time I was 18 years old and about to start college at Cornell University. I had been using birth control faithfully, but still, I got pregnant. I knew there was no way I could raise a baby at that time. It was a hard decision, but I know it was right for me.
I thank God that abortion was an option I had, otherwise I wouldn't have the opportunities that I have now. I don't want to have children until I can give them a great home, with all of the comforts a child should have.
No one should take that option away from women. No one. And I will stand up for that right until the day I die.