Women wanting an Abortion due to Poverty

18 Dec

1) Lady from North Carolina #12845:

i had my first child at the age of 14 and my 2nd child at the age of 16. I am tring to finish high school so I can go to collage, and work a full time job. I used birth-control befor each pregnancy and with this one also and it did not work.

I am to young to have three babies, I was being very carfull and here i am again. I do not have any extra money to get this article. I am tring to be responsible, please help. (I am 11 weeks)

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
  • Age: 17 - 19
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I used birth control but it did not work
  • Birth Control Used: We used a condom for men

2) Lady from Florida, USA # 8518:

My boyfriend is Irish and unfortunately to have a baby between us would be very very difficult as neither of us are in a position to move permanantly to one another's country... I don't have much money, at all. Abortion is nearly out of the question, let alone paying for medical fees of going through with a pregnancy.

  • Family Reaction: dis-owned by family
  • Age: 20 - 24
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: Rhythm Method

3) Woman from Florida, USA # 16352:

I came to this point in my life because I had consensual sex with the man that I love. I have been with this guy since I was fourteen years old, I am now seventeen about to be eighteen in five months. I want to have this baby but I know that I can not afford to take of this child or myself even though my boyfriend and I both have jobs.

If I do have this child my parents will kick me out of my house and beat me. I would be able to move with my boyfriend but he has a small one bed room apartment and he cant pay those bills and take care of myself and a child.He has no family that would help support us and neither do I. So i refuse to bring my child into a world of pain and poverty at such a young age just like my eight other sibling and I.

  • Family Reaction: beating from father or other family member, dis-owned by family
  • Age: 17 - 19
  • Ethnic Group: Inter-Racial / Mixed Race
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I cared for
  • Birth Control Used: Morning After Pill

4) Woman from Virginia, USA # 8786:

I am not wanting this pregnancy, but everyone I love knows. They are extremely against abortion, and I have no job or money to pay for one anyway. They told me they would kick me out if I was able to have one.

I am unsure who the father is, and with no job, money, car, or other financial means, I am unable to care for a child and do not want to live off welfare. I need help. I am thinking sinister thoughts on ways I could abort the baby or make myself miscarriage. This website seemed like the best hope.

  • Family Reaction: husband leaves, dis-owned by family
  • Age: 20 – 24
  • Ethnic Group: Caucasian (White)
  • Reason for Pregnancy: I had consensual sex with someone I did not care for, I was intoxicated on alcohol or drugs due to my own actions. I had sex without being fully aware of the situation, I used birth control but it did not work
  • Birth Control Used: We used a condom for men