Jennifer

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At the age of 15 I was told that I would likely never be able to get pregnant because of serious anomalies in my reproductive organs. At the age of 18, I got pregnant. I was in my first year at university, and I knew the only option for me was to have an abortion. I was so fortunate that the procedure was legal and that every person I encountered throughout the experience was professional and non-judgmental. I have two children and my first granddaughter was born just three weeks ago. Had I not had the abortion, I would never have moved to Poland and started my family. All abortion in my adopted country is now virtually illegal. Abortion is basic health care and a basic human right. The actions of the Polish government are shameful and an outrage in the twenty-first century.

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I was determined to have the abortion, but I was also scared. In the years immediately following the abortion, I would sometimes reflect on what the baby/child might have been like, but I always knew the time would come for me to start a family when I was in the right position to do so. I have no regrets and am grateful that I had a choice.

How did you do the abortion?

I had serious reproductive tract anomalies that meant the abortion cold not be performed in the clinic as was first planned. I was referred to a hospital for the abortion, and this meant having to arrange financial assistance, which took a few weeks. The waiting was hard, but every person I encountered was respectful of my decision, professional, and non-judgmental. I wish this is how it was for all people seeking to terminate a pregnancy wherever they are in the world.

What was your situation at this time?

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I was supported by my friends and healthcare providers. Later, when I told my mother about the abortion she was also supportive and loving. I have never regretted my decision.

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What is your religion?

Kamila

Ożyłam

alexandra

j´ai eu un avortement

Ania anonimowa

Odpowiednia pora.

Newyor7891

I had an abortion

Sierra

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

Nikki

I made the right decision.

Blue

The decision was easy, but the emotions were not.

The person who got me…

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

Layla Sesey

I had an abortion when i was 19 yrs . I last saw my period in December till…

Joanna

Odzyskałam Moc:)

Iolanda

Ser solidária com quem abortou e defender a descriminalização jamais me fez…

Mariafe Fer

Mi buena experiencia con el Misoprostol en un pais donde es ilegal abortar…

lolita

fui libre respecto esta decision

Caroline

Never had any regrets

Esperanza

El adiós más difícil.

maria maria

No tome la mejor desición, hice lo que pude

Nthati

It was a difficult but necessary choice to have made.

Jora

Fiz um aborto e o momento foi muito delicado. Primeiro que fui procurar os…