“I gave my body over to science to have a kid at 45 years old. I tell my friends everything else I did before having a baby was just a hobby. I didn’t get married until I was 40 and then we had to try different infertility methods, IVF and eventually assisted hatching worked. She was born with a genetic spinal condition but she is doing great.” – Sharon Alexander is teacher, vocalist and community leader with ShirEcstasy.com
“I didn’t end up having a baby or adopting a child. Knowing this campaign was so important – being a woman has brought me into this activism. I’m doing this for future generations and I don’t even have kids. I think, “How dare some people sit on the sidelines. I am doing this for your kids. I don’t even have kids. I’m just really emotional, we all thought, I thought, Bernie was going to take this all the way.”- Julie Tyler is the founder of Golden Goose Films.
“I was 17 pregnant and single. I didn’t tell my family because I was scared. They thought I was getting fat and kept putting me on diets. When I was 9 months pregnant I started having pains and I called my friend. I snuck out of the house and my friend took me to the hospital. She went back to my house to tell my mother I was pregnant and in the hospital and my mother passed out. I was going to give the baby up for adoption but my Mother said we should keep him and raise him. When he was 20 he was shot in the back by a kid who had to kill someone to get initiated into a gang.” – Regina Garcia is part of the New Jersey Chapter of Mothers In Charge