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Shayla

As a Christian, Shayla never thought she would consider having an abortion. But the day she walked into Southside Pregnancy Center, she felt she had no other choice. Abortion was the answer. Shayla’s hands were full. She was already a single mother parenting a one-year-old. She had growing concerns about the relationship with the father of…

Sapphire & Stephanie

“Sapphire” came to Parkville Women’s Clinic (PWC) wanting abortion information. As the nurse told her about the abortion procedure, tears ran down her cheek. She was given an ultrasound, and she saw her baby at 9-weeks. Her response: “I don’t think I can do this.” Did she mean she couldn’t go through with the pregnancy?…

Annie

“How much does an abortion cost without insurance?” was the message “Annie” left on a Vitae online form. As quickly as Annie submitted the form, an alert “ding” notified the scheduler at Willowbrook that a woman needed help. Immediately, a phone call was placed to Annie to schedule an appointment so she could receive necessary,…

Jazmyn

Jazmyn, a 22-year-old college student still living at home, arrived at Chicago’s Southside Pregnancy Center in need of help.  In her mind, abortion was a practical solution for her situation.  She didn’t want to be an unwed mother; didn’t want to tell her parents; and she admitted she was scared and felt “stuck.”  She had…

Sheila & Carly

“Sheila” was pretty far along before she broke down and told her mother she was pregnant.  Deep down, she knew her mother wouldn’t be happy.  She never dreamed she’d hear these words, “You can kill yourself or kill your baby!” When Sheila reached out for help, she found Hand ‘N Hand Pregnancy Center.  There she was…

Annika

Annika and her husband came into Care Net of Puget Sound looking for an ultrasound. They knew they were pregnant, but not sure how far along the pregnancy was. As soon as Care Net’s Client Advocate started asking Annika the intake questions, she interrupted and said, “We are not sure what we are going to…

Aurora

“Aurora” had been to an abortion clinic to get a pregnancy test. “They pressured her to abort and she was tempted,” according to Astrid Bennett, Executive Director of Los Angeles Pregnancy Services (LAPS). Aurora went home to think about it. Still tempted by abortion but feeling unsure she saw LAPS’ ad in El Clasificado and…