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What My Abortion Made Me Realize About Reproductive Justice


Jan. 22 is the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that affirms women’s right to abortion, and supports the principle that a woman’s decisions about her body and health that are made with her doctor should not be intruded upon by the government. To mark this momentous decision, Teen Vogue is sharing the stories of real women who have chosen to have an abortion in their lives. Below, is the story of Brittany Mostiller, 32, who lives in Chicago, Illinois.I was 22. I already had three daughters and a part-time job and I just couldn’t afford another child at this time — physically, emotionally, financially.The decision to have the abortion was the easy part — but I just couldn’t afford it.Shortly before I found out I was pregnant [and decided to terminate], I had given birth to my third daughter and I decided I wanted to go back to school, finish college.

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