Archive for April, 2010

No Wounds, No Regrets, Only Gratitude

April 16, 2010

Tweet by anonymous I was barely 18, living with a nice-enough but totally unsuitable man, earning minimum wage and he not much more. Also, I was more or less all messed up in the head from the years of vicious abuse I endured when I still lived with my family—I had escaped at 15 but […]

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Abortion did change me, and it changed me for the better

April 16, 2010

Tweet by campbell Abortion saved my life. I’m not an apologist, nor do I feel comfortable telling lies about it. Not every moment of my life following my abortion has been a romp through the roses, and I don’t wake up every day feeling like a good person. I live with it every day, because […]

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Got pregnant even with contraception

April 16, 2010

Tweet by Michelle (Minnesota) I was young, misguided and I just wanted to be loved. Although I used contraception with my first boyfriend (in college) I did get pregnant. I had an abortion when I was 20. I went on to finish college with a double major, get married, have two kids (maybe another one […]

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i want to be able to live in a world where women and girls have true choices

April 16, 2010

Tweet by Jodi (Maryland) I was in a long-term relationship that had become long-distance when my then-boyfriend transferred to a different university several states away.  He’d lived all his life in one place and one state and wanted to experience something different, and also test his aspiration to become an engineer.   We continued to […]

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Made me realize how important feminism is to me

April 16, 2010

Tweet by SG, New York I became pregnant while in a monogamous relationship and on birth control because of an eye infection. Sounds bizarre, but I’d accidentally slept in my contact lenses a few times, and developed a nasty bacterial infection as a result. When I received antibiotics from my eye doctor to treat it, […]

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