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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 […]

Eight Kids, No Job, and the Bus that Changed Everything

The following story comes from Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, IA. I found out I was pregnant about two months ago. With eight children, no job, and a boyfriend serving time in prison, this news didn’t come easy. I was excited to meet my child but had no idea how I would raise nine children on […]

A Positive Pregnancy Test and How I Tried to “Wish” it All Away

The following story comes from Human Coalition – Pittsburgh. I walked into my bathroom to see the two pink lines appearing on the pregnancy test. “No! I can’t be pregnant!” I thought to myself. I had just settled into a full-time job, my boyfriend didn’t want kids, and I didn’t have any health insurance. I […]

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. […]

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 […]

Reina’s Story

The following story comes from Several Sources Shelter in Englewood, NJ. My husband and I found out we were pregnant in December of 2013. At the time, I wasn’t authorized to work in the United States and my husband’s job barely provided for the two of us. We sought out help, but had no community […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eugenia’s Story

My story starts out in April 2015 when I was walking down to my next class and had to stop and sit for a while because I became dizzy and nauseous. I bought a pregnancy test and watched my fears come true as the test revealed I was pregnant with my third child. My boyfriend […]