Stories You Shared

Stories You Shared

From Scott

I grew up in the city of Pittsburgh and went to middle school in Oakland. When I was in sixth grade, I ended up in a small group at recess listening to a classmate share a troubling story. She had decided to have an abortion the previous summer – at twelve years old. As one…
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From Meg

As an adolescent I picked up a book from my parents’ bookshelf called Abortion: Questions and Answers by Dr. and Mrs. John C. Willke. Reading their book made me passionate about defending the lives of the unborn. When I was 24 I also got to understand better the perspective of a woman faced with an…
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From Pauline

As a life long (80 years) Catholic I have always valued life. When my son and his wife had trouble getting pregnant and had several miscarriages, they decided to adopt. It was an answer to my prayers. My son is in the military and at the time they were able adopt a new born in…
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From Jenifer

My “why story” begins when I was in seventh grade. A volunteer – who happened to be the mother of another student in the class – came to our classroom to encourage the students to make the trip down to Washington D.C. to peacefully and prayerfully protest abortion at the “March for Life.” In her…
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From Libby

I was 22 years old in the mid 1970’s, just graduated with a degree in Nursing. My first job was in a Labor and Delivery unit in a large hospital in Richmond, Va. Though “personally” against abortion, which had recently became legal, I was not convinced it was an issue to contradict. Within a few…
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From Ralph

Dorothy and I wanted a family. We are practicing Catholics. We had to wait 19 months until Dorothy became pregnant the first time after our wedding. After our first daughter was born, Dorothy didn’t get pregnant again for 3 or 4 years with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th children. It took almost 16 years…
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From Anonymous

I am grateful to God because back in the 70s they told us a pregnancy was just a blob of tissue and I could never understand that. Not until later in life– and now I really do understand we girls were believing a lie while they cashed in on the money. They didn’t care about…
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From Kathy

I support Women’s Choice Network because they help save lives through the services they offer during a critical time in a woman’s life.
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From Eileen

I first became interested in Women’s Choice Network five years ago, when I was looking around for a good cause in the community in which our church could become involved. I came across WCN in an online search and thought that it would be the perfect cause for us given the importance that we Orthodox…
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From Amy

I was 22 years old and was proudly driving a friend of mine on a quick tour of Pittsburgh, my home town. “Jerry” was from the Northeast and had only visited Pittsburgh once before. We drove through the Pitt Campus, then Shadyside, then through East Liberty on our way to Squirrel Hill. Jerry was indifferently…
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From Bill

My name is Bill Blacksmith and I have been volunteering some time each week at WCN. My wife Debbie and I have 3 sons. My oldest and youngest were born with a chromosomal abnormality, Trisomy 8 and Monosomy 20, which causes them to be medically fragile and globally delayed. In the fall of 1994, we…
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From Jessica

I didn’t even know that healing from abortion was something that I needed. I was fine, I did what I had to do at the time. I could defend my decision and no one could tell me that abortion was wrong. Yet, why was I so angry? Why did I secretly feel like everyone knew…
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From David

I gave my virginity away at 17 and fell into the lie that my worth as a man was based on how many girls I had sex with. I was in and out of several relationships over the next couple years, until I met the “one” who I fully expected to spend the rest of…
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From Dan

I connected with WCN after learning about their need for presenters to inform high school students about healthy relationships and sexual risk avoidance. Having worked with teens extensively, this was a great fit and a way to support a pro-life organization with great leadership. Most teens fall short when it comes to knowing the consequences…
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From Jodi

I know what it feels like to be pregnant, alone and scared. I hadn’t finished college and I didn’t have a job or a car. My Mom said my only choice was to have an abortion and move on or I’d have to move out. I remember watching the 700 club years before as a…
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