If Democrats Compromise On Abortion, Women Will Pay An Enormous Price

By Alex Berg

When Ruby Sinreich got pregnant at 17 years old, she decided to have an abortion so that she could go to college without the added pressure of raising a child. After all, she was still living with her parents and relied on them “100 percent,” except for a minimum wage summer job. I often think about what would have happened if I hadn’t had the abortion,” she tells Bustle. “I would have been lucky if I graduated from college at all.” Being able to access the procedure enabled Sinreich to go to school to get the skills she needed to become financially stable. Today, her career as a web developer allows her to support her 8-year-old son and husband.

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