Archive for July, 2010

I helped Teenagers get Secret Abortions

July 15, 2010

Tweet by SteelRigged, for http://www.janesdueprocess.org/ I spent my first year as a law student helping teenagers get abortions.   I worked the phones at a small non-profit called Jane’s Due Process, which as far as I know, is the only organization in the country that helps teens navigate the judicial bypass process to get abortions without parental […]

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Call it what you want… but it’s not your business

July 14, 2010

Tweet I was fifteen  years old when I first had sex, and sixteen when I got pregnant. Call it too young, call it irresponsible, call it whatever you want. I call it human nature and nobody’s goddamn business. I was going steady with a boy, and was on the pill, so naturally sooner or later it […]

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Before because I was scared and after because I was relieved…

July 8, 2010

Tweet I was a very messed up teenager.  I didn’t abuse drugs or alcohol and I did well enough in school, but I had a much older boyfriend (4 years), who physically and mentally abused me.  He attempted to control everything that I did and tried to isolate me from my friends and family. We […]

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Didn’t have any bleeding or cramps, just the intense feeling of tiredness

July 8, 2010

Tweet by Anonymous I had an abortion my freshman year of college. It was NOT expected and I knew my family would freak out and it’s father was not the man that was willing to help out. I knew I could not give this child everything it needed, not even love, because the simple fact […]

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My abortion gave me my life back

July 6, 2010

Tweet by M. (Washington) I was the “good girl” who had good grades, played several sports, sang in choir, did volunteer work. I might have been the last person anyone would have suspected would get pregnant. I got pregnant by my high school boyfriend, who was the first person I had sex with. Based on […]

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