“Nicole” was 19 years old and nine weeks pregnant. Her monthly income was $327 (from Aid to Families with Dependent Children), and she had just given birth to twins four months ago. In addition to taking care of her new babies, she also cared for her disabled mother, and thus could not work a full-time job.
She was able to get a discount from a nearby local clinic—$100 off a $450 abortion procedure—but she still needed money to help cover the remaining cost. Despite these obstacles, Nicole remained overwhelmingly positive and worked hard to figure out a way to make this happen. Even though Nicole still needed to raise more funds, she said that the $80 grant from The CAIR Project made a difference and helped her feel that there were people out there who supported her.