In Brazil, Abortion Is Still Illegal

“I am pregnant!” And I immediately knew that I would not have this baby. It was a matter-of-fact decision, and I did not struggle with it.

Silent No More, Forward Readers Tell Their Abortion Stories

Inspired by the moving teen abortion tale of 1960s Chicago readers wrote in to tell us how the story resonated with their own experiences.


I Was Almost Aborted Before the Holocaust

Born November 1941, 18 months into the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, my mother’s obstetrician had urged her to have an abortion. “It would be immoral,” he told her, “to bring another Jewish life into the world.”


In a Back Alley of Tijuana

It was 1964 in Southern California. I was 23, in a committed relationship, and even though I was using birth control, I found myself pregnant.

Remembering My Abortion Every Yom Kippur

My cisgender male partner of seven years and I had sex, and the condom we were using for safer sex and birth control broke.

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