A woman named Sarah who had 3 abortions gives her reasons:
“The first one, I was a student and I didn’t want to interrupt my studies. The second and third, I had plans for my life. I had real definite plans for my life that did not include totally changing them to marry someone that would not fit into my vision of myself and my future.”
The interviewer says:
Motherhood had never appealed to Sarah. She was always more interested in education and career, travel and adventure. Pregnancy and motherhood were incompatible with the goals she set for herself and the basic vision she had of her life. There was simply no room in her life for a child….
Sarah noted, continuing a pregnancy ‘would have been more of a decision about giving up what I had planned. And I really did view myself as kind of an adventurous young woman. There are so many more interesting things to do than have a family and kids.”
Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 99Share on Facebook