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I was extremely lucky to find a safe place for my abortion.

2007 Philippinen

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

I had been to several OB-GYNs in hospitals. I told them I didn't want to and could not have a child but of course, they couldn't do anything because of the law here. Finally, at around 7 wks, I went to an NGO with a couple of female relatives. I felt extremely lucky because one of my relatives works in women's rights so we were able to go to an NGO with a real doctor and a counselor who interviewed me to make sure I was firm in my decision. They made me feel like they understood my predicament as I was young and very incapable of having a child. It's still highly illegal in this country so they were all understandably cautious and destroyed my ultrasound pictures and records. The procedure itself hurt and lasted maybe 20 minutes. I wasn't under general anesthesia but the nurses held my hand and told me to breathe. It felt good having all these women surrounding me. Afterwards, I was able to rest for a while in a lying-in room. My relationship with the father was no good though it lasted a couple more years (covertly) after my abortion. I'm happy I had it and I have no regrets over having it done. I only wish I could have spared my family the heartache and trouble.

What was your situation at this time?

Hat die Illegalität Ihres Schwangerschaftsabbruchs Ihre Gefühle beeinflusst?

Yes. I carried a lot of anger and guilt over it because I didn't feel it was fair that only a few people could afford or even find a safe place to carry out their abortion. And I was one of those few.

Wie haben andere Menschen auf Ihre Abtreibung reagiert?

People were supportive/indifferent/sad. Only a few knew because it's illegal here

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Andy

Decidí sobre mi futuro.

Liz Price

I had an abortion

Luna

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Tannicola Nkata

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Mitzi .

I had an abortion. And i know that was the best choice.

Silvia García

decidi abortar porque no tengo la economía para tener un hijo y hoy en día los…

Liz Roldan

Porque mi situación económica era bulnerable y tenia otro hijo de 5 años al…

Grace Grace

Y no existe arrepentimiento.

Paloma

Decidida, sin culpa ni arrepentimiento, soy fiel a mi misma.

Liz

Eu tinha 22 anos, minha menstruação atrasou e meus seios estavam muito inchados.

Allison

My abortion was 100% my choice.

Jillybean

Women's bodies belong only to us. Men, families, society, have no right to…

Candice

My first pregnancy came quite unexpectedly. I was 17 and my boyfriend and I had…

Maria

Sou dona de mim.

Lindsay Millett

I had an abortion

sorrow

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