Today, Jodie Gray is a successful businesswoman with a website that supports hundreds of small businesses across the United Kingdom. But her journey started off differently from most — alone, scared, pregnant and homeless.
Originally from London, Gray and her family moved to France for a few years. After relocating back to the UK, she was 16 and alone. She had no job, no place to live, and was struggling with her mental health. It was a year later that she became pregnant and, according to the Plymouth Herald, she felt “alone and completely worthless.”
Many teen girls and women in her situation — pregnant and homeless — would have felt they had no choice but to go through with an abortion and would likely have been pressured into undergoing one.