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The Ultimate Sacrifice

The Ultimate Sacrifice

A 24-year old mother, Ashley Bridges, made the ultimate sacrifice for her unborn baby when she denied life-saving chemotherapy treatment for bone cancer. Bone cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancers, and cancer in young adults is extremely rare. In the...

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Trying To Be Logical

Trying To Be Logical

Hi Becky. I've searched for advice from many sources and no one has answered back. I desperately need some help and I think that you're the right person to talk to about it. I am 4 months pregnant. My boyfriend and I have been together a very long time. But, I'm...

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Without Him We Are Nothing!

Without Him We Are Nothing!

Hello. I just wanted to shared a little bit of my story. I got pregnant when I was 15 years old, and I gave birth to my son when I was 16 years old. Right now I am 24 and I have a 7 year old boy. I'm going to have to say that I guess I always looked for something...

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Alone At 38 And Pregnant!

Alone At 38 And Pregnant!

First, I would just like to thank you for reading my story.  Although it may be like many of the stories, you have heard, it is my life and without StandUpGirl.com, my story would have had a very different ending.It was very different for me to find myself alone...

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Life Is Not Always Perfect

Life Is Not Always Perfect

Dear Becky- All of these girls need to know life is not always perfect and things happen for a reason. We may not know why at first,, but someday we will know. All teen moms are not bad, even though the media makes it look that way. I got pregnant at 14 and had a...

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My Daughter Is My Pride And Joy!

My Daughter Is My Pride And Joy!

My daughter is my pride and joy. I think its import to tell you that I am PROUD of my daughter—and I had her when I was 17. I found out I was pregnant two weeks into my senior year of high school. This was not the senior year I had envisioned for myself. I was so...

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Adoption Over Abortion

Adoption Over Abortion

If My Little Voice Could SpeakBy: Shelbea Riddle -An Adopted High School Senior 10 little fingers10 little toesI am so cute.But nobody knows.   Only God,Who fearfully and wonderfully made me.He knows.He knows I am perfect. If I could have justOne breath,One chance...

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The Love Behind Adoption

The Love Behind Adoption

Dear Becky-We adopted our one and only boy almost eight years ago. His birth mom chose us out of so many wonderful families. There are no words to describe this amazing, most awesome experience. The birth mom asked if I wanted to watch our son be born. Of course I...

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One Day At A Time

One Day At A Time

Dear Becky- I'm so confused and don't know what to do. I think I'm a month pregnant as I have been experiencing a lot of pregnancy symptoms. I haven't told my boyfriend, as we are experiencing major problems and he is with another woman. I'm not ready to be a...

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I Know How You Feel

I Know How You Feel

  Hi, I know exactly how you feel. I was 31 when i became pregnant. It was an unplanned pregnancy as I had been saving myself for my husband, but that person was not to be my husband and I have a beautiful baby girl.  This pregnancy was through rape..this hurt me...

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Desperate To Talk

Desperate To Talk

Dear Becky, I have never done this sort of thing before, but sometimes I am desperate to talk to someone. I'll start off with the basics. I am 20, and I found out I was pregnant around last October (I came off the pill earlier in the year because I was worried...

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We Just Got Caught

We Just Got Caught

It was the last day of school my freshman year of high school. My mom was a teacher so we had the whole house to ourselves for half of the day. My boyfriend and I had been together since the 8th grade and had always had it bad for each other.In our second grade...

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Is That A Bad Thing Or Good?

Is That A Bad Thing Or Good?

Dear Becky, I'm not normally one to ask for help but right now I'm so confused and very not sure what to do. In December, two years ago, I aborted a baby to make my bf at the time happy. He told me we would be together and he would never leave me. I was wrong. Last...

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Scared Nonetheless!

Scared Nonetheless!

  I just found your blog, and I wanted to share my story with you. I was living in Mexico teaching English when I found out I was pregnant. I was 30 years old, so not a young girl, but I was scared nonetheless. My boyfriend and I started making plans to get married...

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I Respect All Of You

I Respect All Of You

Hi Becky, It has been over a year since I first emailed you about being pregnant to my friend and he wanted nothing to do with it.Even though I have been through the hard struggle of dealing with abortion or pregnancy and choosing to keep my son Noah Jay who is now...

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