When a Vegan “Comes Out” at Thanksgiving Dinner

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You wouldn’t pressure a vegan to eat meat on Thanksgiving, but every day women around the globe are pressured into abortion. Cheryle is just one of many women who has shared her story with us — the pressure, the pain, and the regret. She wrote,

I began to cry harder as they strapped me down. I asked them to please unstrap me and let me leave.

The anesthesia was administered and I fell asleep to the sound of their laughter. When I woke up, I was hurting physically and emotionally.

But no one cared about that part of my story. All the voices I heard called me a “murderer.” They hated me and made me hate myself. No one cared to know that my boyfriend’s mom forced me into having the abortion. She told me, “It’s no big deal, I had one too.”

Now I have to live with the regret of having an abortion and a list of unanswered questions. How could my boyfriend stand by as his parents threatened me? Why didn’t anyone tell me I’d regret it? How can I help others realize that I didn’t choose abortion, but was forced into it? Then, maybe then, people would help me instead of hate me.” – Cheryle


Cheryle’s story is very common. In fact, 3 out of 5 women were pressured into their abortions. That’s over 1,921 women who are pressured into abortion every single day. This could be a boyfriend forcing her, friends blackmailing her, or family literally strapping her down. 

Help us end the pressure this Thanksgiving—Watch our latest video and be sure to share it with your friends!

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Save the Storks
Save the Storks
Save the Storks exists to partner with pregnancy resource centers and give abortion-vulnerable women a choice that will change their lives forever. We partner with pregnancy resource centers all over the nation, providing them with powerful tools and training to more effectively connect with those women in their communities. With the support of people like you, we have built over 50 Stork Buses that reach women near abortion clinics, on college campuses, in rural areas and inner cities. And here’s a statistic you’ll want to share with friends and family: four out of five women who board a Stork Bus, see their baby on the ultrasound and hear the heartbeat, choose life.