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The Power of Adoption and How My Daughter Chose Me

This true story was submitted to us by Hanna via social media.  My name is Hanna, I’m a birth mom, and this is my story. I hope that by sharing my story, others will see that adoption can be a wonderful thing! It’s beautiful and amazing and it truly is about a mother’s ultimate love […]

Does Maddi’s Suspension for Having Sex Promote Abortion?

Maddi Runkles, 18, is a 4.0 student who attends Heritage Academy in Maryland. In January, she found out she was pregnant and decided to keep her baby; she informed the school in February. Initially, the school’s administrator David Hobbs told Maddi that she would be suspended, removed as student council president, and would have to […]

Teen Pregnancy – A Blessing, Not A Curse

This true story was submitted to us by Danzel.  “I was 15 years old. I was going to the doctor to schedule a much needed back surgery. Because of my age, they automatically did a pregnancy test, which to my surprise, came back positive. My mom was in the room with me. I remember she […]

A Teen Mom Speaks: Your Life Isn’t Over

This piece originally appeared on Secular Pro-Life’s blog and was written Erica Shupe. You wake up in the morning just like any other morning, but this morning turns different quickly. This morning you are stuck with an overwhelming feeling that you are about to vomit and you don’t know why. The smell of the eggs you’re cooking for […]

I Was Fifteen, Afraid, and Told I Had No Other Choice

This true story was submitted to us by Stacy.  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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Here’s How You Can Practice Compassion and Offer Hope

I had something happen to me a few weeks ago that forced me to both look at and accept the views I have about pregnancy. It seems that almost every semester I learn that one of my students is expecting a baby. This last semester, two of my male students’ wives gave birth, and I […]