My Abortion Story

I was 24 years old and the mother of three children. I was on a waitlist for legal aid to divorce my dead-beat alcoholic husband. I was on welfare and just found out I was pregnant again.

Jennifer Estes

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My story begins with a high school pregnancy. I was 17 and in love; I didn’t believe in abortion. My family is very…

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Jennifer Estes

I am a widow, a mortician, a mom, and grandma. I write about grief, caregiving, substance use disorder, and the death care industry.