I was very worried that I was pregnant again. I was only 17 at the time and was already raising a three-year-old child from non-consensual involvement. My future felt very uncertain and I was worried the doors of opportunity were closing on me. I realized that in order to beat
Seventeen years ago I walked into a Birthright Center with my 10 month old son on my hip and asked the kind older lady at the desk if they did free pregnancy test. I was embarrassed and was prepared for the judgmental attitude I thought I would receive from her.
An 18-year-old came in and tested positive. Her boyfriend was gone and she didn’t feel she could provide for herself and baby. She thought that abortion would be all she could do. The volunteer talked with her about adoption options and encouraged her to discuss her pregnancy with her parents. She ensured