The blog Humans of New York (HONY) operates one of the most viral Facebook pages in English-speaking America. The blog chronicles life in New York for everyday New Yorkers. The photographer, Brandon Stanton, spends his day walking around the city, taking photos of residents and sharing their stories with the world. They are at times incredibly powerful, amusing, informative, or introspective. The blog has a history of highlighting varied causes in the city, and was instrumental in raising money for a school after Hurricane Sandy.
Yesterday, the blog posted an image of an interview between Brandon and a young man who he photographed for his blog. The man showed a photo of his young daughter and himself, telling Brandon,
“I was 16 when my girlfriend got pregnant. We went to the abortion clinic on 59th Street. We filled out the papers and everything. Then right before we were called back, we looked at each other, and said: ‘Let’s get out of here.’”