I was a 23-year-old alcoholic and drug addict. By God’s grace, I went into rehab and got sober in April of ’92. I got pregnant the first week out of treatment. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wasn’t ready to have a baby. I had just found a new life in sobriety, was barely employable and knew I did not want a connection with the father for the rest of my life. It was an easy decision. I am so grateful for Planned Parenthood and that I had a choice. I am not going to say I never thought about that baby again. I always thought it would have been a boy. I do think about what his life would have been like, I don’t think it would have been at all fair to bring a baby in to this world when I was just learning to take care of myself. Thank you for letting me share this. The choice for women must never go away. Thank you.