Stories of Single Mothers Seeking Abortions

8 Dec

1. Single Mother in Texas Already Struggles to Raise her Ill Infant 

Hello, My name E--- and I am a struggling 20 y.o single mother of an 8month old son with sickle cell . I recently found out that I was 5 WEEKS pregnant and cannot go fourth with this pregnancy. I cannot imagine how hard it would be to raise another child who would possibly carry the same disease. I have bills out of this world and am currently in debt. I couldn't imagine trying to raise another child on my own. The unborn childs father is a lunatic and already said he would not help me with this child. I'm soon to be inbetween jobs . My health insurance will not cover a termination and I have asked every possible person in my family as well as friends and they refused to help me out. I pray to god that you will find it on your heart to please help me out. Thank you. Have a blessed day

Age: 20
Country: USA, Texas
Number of Children: 1
Personal Consequences if found to be pregnant: Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life., Beating from the man who got me pregnant

2. Recently Separated Mother Desires Stability before Having More Children

My husband had a mid-life crisis, is using drugs and seeing other women, has said he wants to be separated and left our family of 2 small children. I can not have emotionally face a pregnancy or have a child when I could be facing being a single mother. I have to think of the children I already have and what would be best for them in situation. It is not a decision I have taken lightly because in actuallity I would love to have more children but I could not think of a worse time than right now. Thank you.

Age: 37
Country: USA, California
Number of Children: 2
Personal Consequences if found to be pregnant: Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life., Husband/boyfriend will leave me because they do not want a child

3. Australian Mother can Only Support One Child

I'm a single mother of one child who I love, I can only afford to support the two of us. I left my husband because of drugs, violence and abuse. He has started coming back into our lives, but I've made the mistake of sleeping with him and falling pregnant again, two years after I left him. I know this is a mistake, I felt lonely at the time and I feel terrible I've done this. He can't help me and I don't want to keep the baby.
If I kept it, my son and I would struggle, I would have no support and my depression would return. I have hopes and goals for the two of us but can't support another child.  I am going to have my tubes tied in January next year. This pregnancy was a terrible lack of judgement and lapse in strength on my part. I'd like to learn and move on.

Age: 33
Country: Austrailia
Number of Children: 1
Personal Consequences: Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life., Disowned by family (forced to leave home or not allowed to return)

4. Wisconsin Woman Cannot Afford Another Child from "Deadbeat Dad"

I am a 25 (almost 26) year old single mother of 2 children, I have a 5 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. I work a full time job making barely more than minimum wage and receive no child support. I am 7 weeks pregnant by my 5year old son's deadbeat dad. He wants me to have the baby but barely helps with thee child we already have. I simply cannot afford another child on my own.

Age: 28
Country: USA, Wisconsin
Number of Children: 2
Personal consequences: Financial hardship. I simply can not afford to have a child at this point in my life.