Vanessa Williams, now a mother of four, said she first got pregnant when she was in high school but decided to have an abortion -- another secret she kept from her mother.
"Being pregnant is the most frightening thing that happens in your life," she said. "I knew in high school that's something that I was not prepared to do, or fight, or struggle with."
Mississippi's governor has signed the bill to tighten abortion regulations. Abortion advocates claim the legislation could put the state's lone abortion clinic out of business since two of their three abortionists don't have admitting privileges.
The clinic's owner, Diane Derzis, said in a telephone interview this month that all her doctors are obstetrician-gynecologists, but only one has admitting privileges at an area hospital. She vowed to fight to remain open.
Erin McCann, a student at the University of Maine, provides your typical piece opposed to the Genocide Awareness Project. Assertion filled and argument-free.
The Irish Times has a piece on four women who aborted children with genetic abnormalities or a condition where the child would die shortly after birth. The women refer to their aborted children as babies throughout the piece but there really aren't any quotes for why they had abortions instead of bringing the children to birth.
"Having to walk around Birmingham for five hours when you've just ended your baby's life, you've had an anaesthetic and are bleeding and cramping . . . I believe in a loving, caring, understanding God and that I won't be damned for what I did.....