When a Woman Is Pressured Into Abortion, It Is Not a Choice At All

Last week, a young girl name Samantha* came into the center looking to confirm her pregnancy. She was still in high school and had been driven to the center by her grandmother, who, I quickly noticed, was doing all the talking. Samantha sat back quietly as her grandmother asked questions about abortion. It was as…

Two Cousins Saved Outside of Late-Term Abortion Clinic

A few weeks ago, StorkWorks Lead Consultant, Shara, shadowed one of our affiliates, Care Net Pregnancy Center of Albuquerque. The unit was parked just across the street from a late-term abortion facility. Abortions are performed at this clinic all the way up to birth. Sidewalk advocates outside the clinic said, “This means fully healthy babies are quite literally being left…

The Ultrasound That Made My Daughter a Big Sister

The following story comes from Human Coalition – Pittsburgh.  I was twenty-four, out of a job, a young mom, and pregnant again. My boyfriend and I were exhausted, discouraged, and poor. When we first found out I was pregnant, we became scared and anxious. Even the idea of raising another child worried us. I was…

What Nobody Told Me About My Abortion

The following story comes from First Option Care in Thomasville, GA. From the window of the Stork Bus, I could see a young woman walking towards me with coffee in hand and a look of worry and uncertainty on her face. She introduced herself as Stephanie and immediately asked me if I could give her…

All of the Reasons I Wasn’t Ready to be a Mom

 The following story comes from Pregnancy Center of the North Coast in Eureka, CA. My name is Jemmy and I am about to be twenty years old. I have a serious boyfriend and a stable job, but when I found out I was pregnant, I decided I was not ready to be a mom. Moms…

Why Men Need to Stop Being Silent About Abortion

The following story comes from Gulf Coast Storks in Southwest, Florida. We had been dating for about two months when my girlfriend, Renae, got pregnant. We were both in our forties, and since I didn’t have any children of my own, I was excited about the prospect of being a father for the first time….

Nobody Told Me I Had Another Option

The following story comes from the Gulf Coast Storks in Southwest Florida. Last week, I woke up feeling queasy—it was the same feeling I had when I was pregnant with my daughter. I didn’t even have to take a test… I just knew I was pregnant. I went into panic mode. Raising my daughter in…

How Information Saved My Baby’s Life

The following story comes from Gulf Coast Storks in Southwest Florida. When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately went to my doctor to get an ultrasound. As a student who worked full-time, I knew I was not in a position to have a child. I felt like I only had one option. I…

Three Decades Later, Abortion Still Hurts

The following story comes from the Horizon Pregnancy Clinic in Huntington Beach, CA. A woman named Mary approached our mobile unit, wondering what we did. I explained that we love abortion vulnerable women by giving them resources and support during the moment of decision and beyond. She immediately thanked me for being a blessing to women…