Sarah

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

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What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

I've been a single parent since I was pregnant with my son at 17. We moved from Brasil to the US when he was 2 months old. When my son was 8 I was in an "on again, off again" relationship, I found out I was pregnant again. My boyfriend at the time did pressure me, but ultimately it was my decision. I was financially unstable, on government assistance, and about to lose my house. I took a day off work for the appointment, I had gone for a pre-consult beforehand. The staff was friendly, my boyfriend waited in the waiting room as they took me in. The doctor was distant and cold. I was given a local anesthesia. There was a map of the world on the ceiling, I stared at that the whole time. I felt some discomfort, mostly pressure, kind of like a long uncomfortable pap smear. I went to the recovery room with several other women. We went for lunch, then a massage, then home to rest. When I went for my follow up about a week later, all was well. I asked for a copy of my ultrasound. I was only about 9 weeks along, but I named it Hannah. I keep her in a book with a page over it, so I only see her when I want to. I think about her from time to time. But to ensure a good life for my living child, I had to make a difficult choice. And, as hard as it was, ultimately, the best choice for both me and my son.

What was your situation at this time?

Wie haben andere Menschen auf Ihre Abtreibung reagiert?

Supportive

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Sierra

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Gaby

Força, tudo que precisa!

Ewa Izabela

I am pro-choice

Sharon

I don't regret my abortion.

Amy Martinez

I had an abortion

Brenda Rojas

Yo aborte, pero aunque no me siento orgullosa, tampoco me arrepiento.

Emilamontreal

J'ai avorté suite à ma grossesse arrêtée à 8 semaines

Bryann Turner

It was the right decision for me at this time.

Natalia

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Luciana

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Alicia

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Marina

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Jess

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Samantha

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Ana Vargas

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Jess

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Ania Kijawska

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Mickey

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