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What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

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.

Wie haben andere Menschen auf Ihre Abtreibung reagiert?

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?

Laura Helena

Olá meninas , me chamo Laura , tenho 21 anos ,uma filha linda de 2 aninhos e…

Rocio Beron

Tome mi decisión y estoy mejor haciendo lo que quiero y siento!!

Mitzi .

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

kate swanson

I didn't intend it to, but safe, legal abortion played a huge part in my family…

Nastka

Spóźniał mi się tydzień okres, więc zrobiłam test wyszedł dodatnio, drugi i…

Karolina B

Kiedy spóźniła mi się miesiączka ... Wtedy juz wiedziałam że to ciąża .

Xara

I had Three Abortions.

Ale

Muy difícil decisión

Vanessa Behrens

Decisión personal

Alice

Bom, há algumas semanas eu já vinha desconfiando de uma gravidez, embora não…

Jes

No fue facil pero lo hise y me ha hido muy bien! Fue mi mejor decición!

Josefina Navas

A diferencia de muchas mujeres, yo al enterarme de que estaba embarazada y que…

Stormy-Hayden Skylar

I don't regret my abortion in the slightest.

Lily

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

helenka

Mój chłopak mieszka w innym kraju. Na miesiąc przed wyjazdem do niego zaczęłam…

britta

Something that has carried with me ever since.