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2006 الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

I have many conflicting feelings. In many ways, by getting pregnant, I realized how much I want children, a family, as one of my lifelong goals. I knew I could not provide the type of home I want to raise a family in during that at that time in my life. In many ways my inner dissidence about my decision over the last 10 years has caused me emotional strife and turmoil. Sometimes questioning, what if? I don't expect that to ever change, as I feel I can not openly mourn the loss of the little one that I know I someday want. But with time I realized...why put a question mark where god put a period?

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion and something went wrong with the first attempt, so I had to come back one week later to have the procedure repeated. The doctor told me it was because I had a "heart shaped uterus." The week in between was filled with anxiety, guilt, and fear that I would never be able to bear children in the future. Once it was all done, I was absolutely relieved. I learned actually how strong I could be, and about how I do desire children, when I am ready for them.

What was your situation at this time?

I had just turned 18 and graduated from high school. I had plans of attending University in the fall, and saw my dreams crashing down with this unplanned pregnancy. I could not bear the idea of having a child without having enough money in my bank account to pay rent, and without the education to get a well paying job. I want a child when I am able to provide a life with opportunity, with stability and love. At that time in my life I was just learning what being an adult was about.

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I kept my abortion secret from my family and most of my friends for years. Two of my girlfriends who knew took accompanied me to Planned Parenthood. One said, "this is what you need to do for yourself."

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What is your religion?

Dani

Aborto a las 4 semanas, perdóname mi ángel.

Eléonore Delmas

I had an abortion

Sarah

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

Zoe

I had an abortion. It was a stressful time, I am glad it is all behind me. My…

Lauren Jackson

I got pregnant while in college in Tennessee in 1976 and had an illegal…

Lily

I had a medical abortion (the pill) with BPAS when I was just shy of 8 weeks.

Sol

Yo interrumpí un embarazo no deseado.

Cela B

Você precisa fazer uma auto avaliação e ver o que é melhor pra você. Não…

keira

Chcę mieć kontrolę. Zrobiłam to i NIE ŻAŁUJĘ.

Wzięłam pierwszą tabletkę, czułam…

Mariana

con siete semanas, nunca te olvidaré.

Elisa Isalia

Stosowałam przez dwa lata tabletki anty. Wszystko było ok doczasu az pewnego…

Cristina Lima

Fiz um aborto.

Sarah Brown Sara

A pesar de que tengo la edad suficiente y una pareja estable y en planes de…

Vittoria

Me siento vacía ...

An

Stosowałam pigułki i nie zwróciłam uwagi na to, że problemy żołądkowe mogły…

Jen

I had an abortion and I'm so pleased that I had that option. I was only 18…

maria maria

No tome la mejor desición, hice lo que pude

Naad

I had an abortion when I was 23 years old