Spend five minutes with Kasha Johnson and she will leave no doubt about how much she cares for her children. She loves being a mom, so having an abortion was not a part of her plan.

“When I found out that I was expecting another child, truth be told, the feeling was shame or guilt,” Johnson said. "I already had a child on the autism spectrum, which was a big shocker. I was also raising a child who was in high school at the time, who was my brother. And for me, it just didn’t make sense in life financially, emotionally, mentally, on any of those fronts.”

Johnson’s decision to not have any more children was not an easy one.

“It’s kind of like this, 'You made that choice, so you probably aren’t hurting or feeling bad about it,' when in actuality, oftentimes when that choice is made, there is a strong emotional attachment to it,” Johnson said. “And it's something that you feel before and after the procedure, and truth be told, for the rest of your life.”

According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, more than a dozen states have trigger bans in effect, which immediately banned abortion rights in those states after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a move that returned abortion law decisions back to the states.

Conservative leaders are pushing for a nationwide abortion restriction or ban with Sen. Lindsay Graham recently introducing a bill on the matter.

In response, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York has increased its appointment availability by 20%.

“New York is an abortion access state where abortion is safe and legal and will continue to be safe and legal,” said Planned Parenthood Senior VP of Operations Lori Trzop. “Planned Parenthood is here for everyone, whether you live in New York State, whether you’re visiting New York State, we are here for you and we will ensure that you have access to abortion and your sexual & reproduction health needs.”

“I’ve gotten to a place in life where I’m so grateful for my oldest child because he’s given me a perspective in life that I couldn’t pay for,” Johnson said. “I know in my heart of hearts that if I did not make that decision, my life would’ve been very different, and so would life have been for my kids.”