Nik

Share your story

2012 Canada

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

What was your situation at this time?

Hoe het ander mense op u aborsie gereageer?

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Alex

Never felt so relieved in my life. I owe everything to planned parenthood and…

Sapphire

I had an abortion and it was worth it, absolutely no regrets.

Sierra

I had to get an abortion after my Skyla IUD was placed improperly or slipped. I…

Tlhogi Tshegofaso

I did it when I was 4 weeks. Its was tremendously painful and horrific. The…

Juliette

j´ai avorté.

Sarah

Because I could barely provide for the child I had already.

Monika Koźlecka

Miałam aborcję medyczną i cieszę się, że mogłam z niej skorzystać. Uważam, iż…

K.A.K.

Najgorszy dzień w moim życiu. Początek stycznia, wtedy zobaczyłam te…

Yasmin Lara

Bom,eu encontrei vários relatos e quis deixar o meu bom eu tenho só 17 anos e…

Fallen Angel

I had the SAFEST ABORTION even in the PHILIPPINES through womenonweb.org.

Kyky

Your Dreams Are Real, So Are Abortions.

katrina nicole

the only time i look back is to say thank god

Beth Smith

I was with my parter for three and a half years when i fell pregnant. I was…

J D

My now husband and I got pregnant the first time we slept together. We were…

Manuela L

E não me arrependo.

Josefina Navas

A diferencia de muchas mujeres, yo al enterarme de que estaba embarazada y que…

Zosia

Dowiedziałam się o mojej niechcianej ciąży podczas wizyty kontrolnej u…

Andrea

And it was just fine. I had just turned 20, and was living in a rented room in…