Storyteller: Kay Winston

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Local Fund: Preterm

I know firsthand how impactful access to abortion care can be. I have more than one abortion story, and they have very different outcomes. On multiple occasions, I’ve been able to access abortion care when I needed it, choosing for myself whether or not to become a parent. When I was pregnant while incarcerated, however, I was denied the abortion I wanted and I had no choice but to continue my pregnancy. I don’t regret having my son-I love him dearly-but I feel like I was forced to become a mother on someone else’s terms.

Stories by Kay Winston