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A woman who chooses to have an abortion does so for many different reasons based on her individual circumstances. To understand abortion we must listen to these women - they are the faces of abortion.

In their own words, here are the stories of real women who have chosen to share their experience with the world.

No one should take that option away from women. No one. And I will stand up for that right until the day I die.

Parental Involvement

Desperate to avoid telling us about her pregnancy, and therefore unable to go to a reputable medical establishment, where abortions are provided compassionately and safely every day, Becky found someone operating outside the law who would help her. Becky had a back alley abortion. More

Bans on Procedures

I am a second-year law student and the father of a child who developed with anencephaly. This summer my wife and I made the most difficult choice of our lives, to terminate the pregnancy. More

Other Experiences

Nearly four years ago I chose to have an abortion. At the time I was 18 years old and about to start college at Cornell University. I had been using birth control faithfully, but still, I got pregnant. More

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