25 Years Later—I Still Cry About My Abortion

I was 15-years-old, and so afraid for my mother to find out. I was sure she would tell me that I had to have an abortion. And I was right. When she found out, she backed me into a corner and made me feel as if I had no choice. I begged to give the…

My Abortion Story and the Silent Wounds I Carry

This isn’t just another blog, or another story. This is my story. This is a story that’s never been told. I carry it with me every single day and it is a painful part of my life that never seems to heal. I grew up in a small town. I was fortunate enough to have…

How Turning Up the Volume Could Have Saved My Son’s Life

By Save the Storks ambassador Ashley Flores. I have another son. His name is Evan. Everyone who frequents my little space of the cyber world knows that I am completely enthralled with my precious Felicity Grace and David Alexander. Their very existence brings a joy to my life that cannot be compared to any other feeling…

Unbinding the Chains of My Abortion – My Story of Redemption

By Save the Storks ambassador Ashley Flores. I was twenty-one-years-old when I killed my son. If you’re a mother, then your heart probably just cringed when you read that statement. But I don’t want to sugarcoat anything in this post. I think shame, confusion and fear try to hinder us from lifting our heads after life-altering…

Sarah Mae – My Abortion at 16 and How I Found Healing

This piece was written by Sarah Mae. I was 16-years-old. I was drugged. I didn’t like the IV. My dad held my hand but I started to get really fidgety. They upped my drug dosage and wheeled me away. I was so cold, so they gave me a blanket. I counted backwards from 100…99…98… The…

Woman Was Forced Into Getting an Abortion as a Teen

More and more women have been sharing their abortion stories via social media, many of them recording their stories for their YouTube audiences. We came across this heartbreaking video in which a woman named Xiehriex shares her abortion story from when she was fifteen. Like many women, Xiehriex was not empowered by her ability to access…

Dear 16-Year-Old Me in the Abortion Clinic

By Save the Storks ambassador Tam Hodge Dear 16-year-old me, It’s 28 years, almost to the day, from where you are sitting right now. I see you there. I see you in your white paper gown that you’ve struggled with all afternoon, trying to prevent it from opening and exposing your bare self. I see you…

How Abortion Changed My Life

This isn’t just another blog, or another story. This is my story. This is a story that’s never been told. I carry it with me every single day and it is a painful part of my life that never seems to heal. I grew up in a small town. I was fortunate enough to have…