Victoria’s Story

The following story comes from Several Sources Shelter in Englewood, NJ. My name is Victoria and I am twenty-four years old. I live in Paterson, NJ in an apartment with my four-year-old disabled son. I planned to get a job following high school, but with a child that needs 24/7 care, this quickly became impossible….

Grace’s Story

The following story comes from Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, IA. My name is Grace and I’m eighteen years old. I found out I was pregnant at the age of sixteen. My boyfriend and I decided to keep the baby. We love our little girl. She’s my entire life. I’ve sacrificed so much for her,…

Agnes’ Story

The following story comes from Gift of Hope Pregnancy Center in Englewood, NJ. My name is Agnes. Last Saturday, I woke up with morning sickness a reminder for my appointment for an abortion at the Metropolitan Women’s Clinic in Englewood, NJ. My husband and I married young and he has been abusive towards me throughout…

Eliza’s Story

The following story comes from the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon in Savannah, GA. My name is Eliza. I am twenty-six years old and a single mother of two. I have a three year old and a seven month old and I don’t know what I would do without them. While motherhood is challenging, those…

Denise’s Story

The following story comes from Gulf Coast Storks in Southwest Florida. When I found out I was pregnant, I felt an immediate connection with my baby. Because I was raised without a mother, I always wanted to be there for a child in the ways that my mother was never there for me. However, my…

Jessica’s Story

The following story comes from Elizabeth’s New Life Center in Dayton, OH.  We pulled up to the small white house to see a young woman sitting on the front porch with her head bent down, her hands pressed against her forehead. This was Jessica. She was several months pregnant and suffered from extreme anxiety, which…

Alba’s Story

The following story comes from the Gulf Coast Storks in Southwest Florida. As a mom of two, I know my body well. When I took a home pregnancy test, it told me what I already knew—I was pregnant. I made three different appointments to get an abortion and cancelled them all. I couldn’t make up…

Daria’s Story

The following story comes from The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford in Rockford, IL. “How did I get here?” I asked myself. I was standing in the bathroom of a gas station with a pregnancy test sitting on the lid of the trash receptacle next to me. I watched as the symbols slowly appeared on…

Allison’s Story

The following story comes from The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford in Rockford, IL. Overcome by emotion, Allison stepped into the Stork Bus. She was thirty-one and a mother of four children. Fears filled her head… She feared the possibility of having to care for another child on her own. She loved her four children,…

Matt’s Story

The following story comes from Pregnancy Resource Center of the South Hills in Pittsburgh, PA. Before the rush of the day set upon us, the mild mannered mechanic quietly approached our mobile medical unit. As he spoke, his voice gave way to years of wear and tear, a gentle mixture of kindness and hard living…

Laura’s Story

The following story comes from Alpha Pregnancy Help Center in Merced, CA. Laura was their first client to choose life on their Stork Bus. Not only is her story special, but Laura is now volunteering with this center because of the impact they had on her life. I went to the clinic near my house and…

Ellie’s Story

This story comes from First Option Care of Thomasville, GA Ellie walked onto the Stork Bus uncertain if she was pregnant or not. She and her husband recently moved to the United States from Guatemala with their son. They borrowed a lot of money to do so and were faced with a devastating financial burden….

Rachel’s Story

The following story comes from  CURO Women’s Care Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA My name is Rachel and I’m a 17 year old high school student. I’m involved in choir, love art class, and am about to graduate soon. This is part of my story. I’m in love with my fiancé and 3 month old baby girl….

Missy’s Story

Missy entered the Stork Bus scared and conflicted. She needed to know more about her abortion options. Her husband wanted her to continue with the pregnancy – but she felt uneasy. What would happen to her dreams of graduating college and working? Another baby would prevent her from attaining her goals – right? She expressed…

Channel’s Story

Channel came to the clinic to get information about abortion. Understanding her pregnancy was in the second trimester, she was in a rush to be able to get a legal procedure. In rapid-fire cadence, she shared her belief that she was too young and could barely take care of the infant she already had. The…

Sherri’s Story

The following story comes from Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon in Rincon, GA My name is Sherri. I am 21 year old full-time student working my way through college. It’s nothing short of exhausting! With the constant pressure of school, my pregnancy was definitely an added burden. How would I have the time to raise…

Hannah’s Story

My name is Hannah and I have a wonderful boyfriend. Yes, the kind of guy that gives you butterflies every time he walks by. It’s not just that though. We’re serious, we have dreams for our future. I’ve always wanted to be pregnant one day. We’ve discussed having children in our future. But now? I’m…

Susi’s Story

My name is Susi and I’m 25 years old. I have a daughter and son from a previous marriage, and remarried a few months ago. Recently I found out I was pregnant – this was definitely a surprise.The shock didn’t last but the fear did. My past isn’t an easy one and I suffered with…

Sofia’s Story

On August 15, 2014, Sofia and Kory visited the abortion clinic at 40 Engle St. for a pregnancy test because Sofia had missed her period. Initially, they were happy about her pregnancy but worried about how they were going to provide for a child. Sofia knew she would have to stop working if she chose…

Tina’s Story

It was a single careless night. New Year’s Eve to be exact. I already had one child. I was still trying to grow up and figure myself out. It was inconvenient, I wasn’t prepared, I was terrified, I couldn’t see any other option. I easily bought into the lie. It fit my perceived impetuous need…