If we see extra pregnant college students post-Roe, are we ready?


LaTavia BigBack was 17, a highschool junior, when she and her mates had been in a automotive crash. Within the hospital, the physician requested if she minded her mates being within the room — he had some information for her. BigBack mentioned no; she thought possibly she had a concussion. However the physician informed her she was pregnant. Years later, she nonetheless cries when she remembers her mates’ expressions. “I felt embarrassed and terrified, as a result of me and my mates had been so younger.”

She thought of an abortion, however her 23-year-old boyfriend disappeared and he or she didn’t have any cash. “It’s costly to get the process, and he simply saved flaking on the appointments,” she mentioned. “So I had form of no selection however to go together with the being pregnant.” 

As phrase of her being pregnant unfold at her college in Colorado, so did the unkind feedback and judgmental attitudes. Apart from one buddy, even those that had been within the accident together with her pulled away. When her lessons had been assigned group initiatives, nobody wished her of their group. Her lecturers by no means acknowledged her rising stomach, and the varsity counselor had no recommendations for out of doors assets.


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