Nik

Share your story

2012 Kanada

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

What was your situation at this time?

Wie haben andere Menschen auf Ihre Abtreibung reagiert?

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Luka

Hice lo mejor que pude, estando bajo toda la presión del mundo.

Sylvie Shene

A Life-Saving Experience Thank you for asking people to share their abortion…

Anonimowa

Dokonałam tego co jest zakazane w tym kraju. Nie czuję się winna.

Zuzanna

To była słuszna decyzja.

Sylwia Zatońska

Ciąża nie powinna być przypadkiem!!!

Ray

Toda mulher tem direito à um aborto seguro, não importa quais sejam seus…

Mariela

Aunque me cueste decirlo, yo aborté

Fallen Angel

I had the SAFEST ABORTION even in the PHILIPPINES through womenonweb.org.

Daisy

Miałam aborcję. I nie jestem z tego dumna.
19 lutego 2020 roku zrobiłam test…

Casey

Medical abortion, 19 years old

Lola

mifepristona + misoprostol

Maleja

Yo aborté.

Aldik

Niestety znalazłam się w sytuacji , gdy mój chłopak nie dopuszczał do myśli że…

Mariana Leitão

A tal história do “ engravidei por acidente” é real!

Daisy

I had an abortion about seven years ago when I was 16. I was in an abusive…

Fanti. Alexandra

Sentí y decidí.

P.

Wszystko zaczęło sie dosyć banalnie i nic nie zwiastowało, że wkrótce mogę sie…