My Out-of-State Abortion

Posted on Posted in Anencephaly, D&E, Neural Tube Defects, Stories

A Mother in Mississippi My husband and I already had a beautiful little girl when we conceived our second child. We were very excited about the pregnancy, and told everyone. I never dreamed that pregnancy would end at an abortion clinic in another state. The day of the ultrasound where we were to find out the sex of the baby finally came. All we thought about was whether we’d be having a little girl or a little boy. I don’t think it ever occurred to us that this would turn out to be the worst day ever. I knew something must be wrong because the […]

Close to Home

Posted on Posted in Opinion, Stories, Termination after 24 weeks

By The Editors of EWP Our hearts go out to the family of Jennifer. They have our deepest condolences. Jennifer faced her own heartbreaking choice when the baby girl she was carrying, who she had already named, was diagnosed with fetal abnormalities. The diagnosis, as yet undisclosed, was severe enough to compel Jennifer to travel from her home state to Maryland for a multiple-day termination procedure. She was 33 weeks pregnant. Four days after the termination process began, Jennifer developed complications and was hospitalized with chest pains. Later that same day, she died. She was 29 years old, married, and a had a career. By […]

Red State Blues

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By Gracie’s Mommy I used to be a registered Republican, not because I completely identified with their ideals, but because I identified with them fiscally. Money. Money was important to me. I watched my dad work very hard to keep his employees employed in his small construction company while he took home less than half of his earnings. He struggled to pay his mortgage on a small three-bedroom house and to support his family while his employees bought new cars and went on vacations. That wasn’t fair to me, so when I turned 18 I registered as a Republican and voted Republican. I have never […]