People's Stories

People's Stories

These are personal stories submitted by women and men on the subjects of unexpected pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, parenting, adoption and after abortion.

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Abortion

I wish I had known my options

At the age of nineteen, I found out that I was pregnant. I couldn't tell my family for fear of how they would react and there was really no one I could turn to.
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Abortion was the only way out I could see

This is a story of a teenager who had multiple pregnancies and felt that abortion was her only option on a couple of occasions.
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The only option given was abortion

First time having sex and I was pregnant. What was I supposed to do?
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Men

My older sister had an abortion

One man's story on how he was affected after learning of his sister's abortion.
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Teens

Afraid I Was Pregnant

A teenage woman takes charge of her sexual choices after a pregnancy scare.
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Unexpected Pregnancy

I was new to Canada when I found out I was pregnant

I was new to Canada when I found out I was pregnant. This happened as I was contemplating returning to my home country to get away from my abusive husband. As I struggled to think about raising a child within this abusive relationship, I was not sure whether I could continue the pregnancy.
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I was 17 years old and pregnant again

This young woman sought support at a difficult time in her life.
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Studying Abroad and Pregnant

After arriving in a new country to study, this young single woman found out that she was pregnant. After five months of pregnancy she realized her partner was not going to help her.
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