Pilar shares -
"I have chosen to abort two pregnancies for very different reasons that have nothing to do with not wanting to be a mother. In one case I aborted a pregnancy to avoid bringing a child into a physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive situation, in this instance I became pregnant after being sexually assaulted by my partner. I felt forced to abort a second pregnancy because I feared that I was miscarrying and had no medical insurance to use with an OBGYN. In this instance I very much wanted to be pregnant and was a graduate student living with my long-term partner. I feared that I couldn't afford the medical interventions necessary to maintain the pregnancy and/or that I wouldn't be able to afford the medical assistance required to have a monitored miscarriage. I called Planned Parenthood and was told that they did not treat women who were miscarrying, but that if I thought is was possible that I was just spotting as a part of a normal pregnancy I could schedule an abortion. I didn't feel like I had any other choice, so I called Planned Parenthood back and scheduled an abortion.
Telling a woman who didn't chose to get pregnant that she can't chose to get un-pregnant is appalling and ridiculous. Telling a woman who lives in a country where people don't have access to affordable healthcare that her only choice is to go into debt in a hospital or lie to a clinic to get an abortion is shameful. Abortions aren't appalling or shameful.