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Unexpected Pregnancy | Introducing My Life, My Gift

Unexpected Pregnancy | Introducing My Life, My Gift

Aoasha grew up in Opelika Alabama. The responsible child.

Aoasha, the daughter of an unemployed mother, helped to care for her younger siblings while her mother worked.

Aoasha lived on her own at age 16

In the following years, she and her boyfriend had two more children, but struggled to pay for them. In her words—

“Life with two kids proved to be more difficult than I imagined, even with the father in the picture.”

So when Aoasha learned she was pregnant with a third child—in an unplanned and difficult situation—she knew she couldn’t raise the baby. What other options was she left with?

Hear Aoasha’s courageous story in her own words—

Aoasha’s story, Though difficultThe word’is common.

Nearly half of all pregnancies—totaling 121 million each year throughout the world—are unintended.

According to Guttmacher Institute the highest rates of unexpected pregnancy are among:

  • Low-income women (i.e. women earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line)
  • women aged 18–24
  • Women who cohabit
  • Women of color

Abortion is the result of over 60% of unintended pregnancy.

Many women—including…

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