“Joanna” was 27, worked full time and lived with her partner. She found out that she was 10 weeks pregnant, but felt that she could not tell her partner or her family about the pregnancy. She knew that her partner would pressure her to keep it, and her conservative family would not have approved of her pregnancy out of wedlock, let alone an abortion.
Joanna was able to schedule an abortion appointment for a Saturday morning when she did not have to work, and went with the only friend she could trust. The CAIR Project granted her $50 so she could have the procedure immediately and not have to keep it hidden any longer.