CJ Koivuniemi

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I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country known for its stance in abortion rights. At the time I was a product of my Catholic conservative upbringing, and I was not a supporter of abortion rights, to say the least. But when I took a pregnancy test, I knew I couldn't have a child in my current situation. I hadn't finished University, I had no money, I didn't have any help for a pregnancy and childbirth and rearing a child. I had an abortion through Women On Web four years ago and I finally feel like I can tell my story. It's been more than four years and having the power and autonomy to end a pregnancy and continue my individual life has continued to improve my life. I have a career, a partner, and things in my life that an unwanted pregnancy and child would have barred me from. I advocate for abortion rights because it's personal.

2014 Ireland

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

Painful but fortunately, no complications.

What was your situation at this time?

Het die onwettigheid van u aborsie u gevoelens beïnvloed?

Yes. I felt trapped and lost, like there was no way out and death was the only option.

Hoe het ander mense op u aborsie gereageer?

My family doesn't know because if they knew, they would never speak to me again. My partner is supportive and validates how alone I felt. My therapist validates and listens and offers support and healing. No one else knows.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Mari

Fiz a melhor escolha.

Ninjanu

Friday, July 13th, 2012
9:03AM.
Hmm, he was supposed to be here by now… I sigh…

Ana Monteiro

Primeiramente, gostaria de dizer para você que procura por esses depoimentos

Gadzinka

Moja aborcja przemineła tak jak miała , wziełam tabletki potem dojadałam .

Giovanna

Oi amigas, primeiramente gostaria de dizer que eu entendo exatamente o quê…

Kiara

Lo hice por amor al bebé, no me merecía como mamá.

Ana Luiza

A ironia entre abortar e renascer.

Andreza

Quando descobri que estava grávida eu já estava com um mês de gestação. A…

Jos

Era lo mejor

juliana

nunca me senti tao sozinha.....de repente estranhos tornaram-se confidentes....

Fernanda

Hola mi nombre es fernanda tengo 23 años y mi historia comenzo cuando un condon…

Magda

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Layla

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Fernanda

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Juliana

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Katarzyna

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Giovana Cardoso

Fiz um aborto com 10 semanas e 2 dias de gestação

Bobbie

The first time I was too young the next I was old enough to know I had no right…