CJ Koivuniemi

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I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country known for its stance in abortion rights. At the time I was a product of my Catholic conservative upbringing, and I was not a supporter of abortion rights, to say the least. But when I took a pregnancy test, I knew I couldn't have a child in my current situation. I hadn't finished University, I had no money, I didn't have any help for a pregnancy and childbirth and rearing a child. I had an abortion through Women On Web four years ago and I finally feel like I can tell my story. It's been more than four years and having the power and autonomy to end a pregnancy and continue my individual life has continued to improve my life. I have a career, a partner, and things in my life that an unwanted pregnancy and child would have barred me from. I advocate for abortion rights because it's personal.

2014 Irland

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

Painful but fortunately, no complications.

What was your situation at this time?

Hat die Illegalität Ihres Schwangerschaftsabbruchs Ihre Gefühle beeinflusst?

Yes. I felt trapped and lost, like there was no way out and death was the only option.

Wie haben andere Menschen auf Ihre Abtreibung reagiert?

My family doesn't know because if they knew, they would never speak to me again. My partner is supportive and validates how alone I felt. My therapist validates and listens and offers support and healing. No one else knows.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Julia

Uwolniłam się od piekła i zyskałam szansę na szczęście

Embrace So

aku aborsi karena aku tidak ingin mengecewakan banyak orang. pasangan saya sama…

Carol .

Acabei de começar minha carreira, não quero ser mãe nesse momento

CINTIA

Yo aborté y no me arrepiento de ello.

Angel

Nunca me senti tão sozinha

Evelyn

I discovered I was pregnant. It was about 5 weeks and 4 days old. I did an…

KiciaKamcia

Nie wahajcie sie, jezeli czujecie ze musicie.. zrobcie to

Andrea

And it was just fine. I had just turned 20, and was living in a rented room in…

Emmy Smith

It was the best decision of my life

Maripaz

Tengo 25a, estudio medicina. Acababa de terminar el internado y estaba por…

VIOLET

Nunca pensé que me iba a suceder a mí.
Uno lee las noticias, experiencias y no…

Chinchulina

I come from a country where abortion is legal but due to my personal…

Lagard

Never had I thought I would go down this road someday

Sol

Macierzyństwo nie jest dla każdego

Mam już 30 lat, męża, stabilną sytuację…

Jos

Era lo mejor

Daria

Mam 17 lat i jestem z moim chłopakiem od lutego. Aborcji dokonałam z wczoraj na…

Jess

This is something that was necessary for me but most definitely the hardest and…

Vicky

I had an abortion

Abigail

2 miesiące po aborcji. Moje życie wróciło do normy. Jest dobrze..

Yukino

Yo aborte