Medical abortion, 19 years old
2014 Vereinigte Staaten
What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?
Although it was probably the right choice to make for my future, I have felt very guilty about it and still cry about it months later. I keep seeing the little fingers in my mind and I just break down. I feel empty and seeing little kids sometimes makes me feel angry or sad. I'm not sure how to get over this. I could not continue my relationship with the would-be father because he did not feel the same sadness I felt and it made me so angry because I couldn't understand how not. Sometimes I get upset that nobody tried to convince me to not get the abortion, although I am not certain that would have changed anything.
How did you do the abortion?
It was pretty painful, especially the first day and I was very nauseated and bled for several weeks. At eight weeks pregnant, I almost missed the cutoff date to be able to have the medical procedure, I'm not sure if i could have gone through with the surgical one. I was fortunate to be able to do the process by myself instead with doctors I don't know, and also I consider myself lucky because I was able to see the baby after it passed and give the baby a final resting place of my choosing.
What was your situation at this time?
I chose to have an abortion because everyone seemed to think it was the best choice as I still have a lot of education to go and am not very well-off financially.
Hat die Illegalität Ihres Schwangerschaftsabbruchs Ihre Gefühle beeinflusst?
Well it was legal so no.
Wie haben andere Menschen auf Ihre Abtreibung reagiert?
Everyone I told thought that it was the "smartest choice" to make at that point in my life and they were very supportive.
What is your religion?
Yo aborte porque no estaba en el momento adecuado para tener un hijo, mi madre…
Yo aborté y no me arrepiento de ello.
No olvidemos, que nos haga crecer
La mejor decisión
Força, meninas, que tudo se ajeita!
Uma escolha difícil.
No tenia mas opciones
No era el momento, no me arrepiento.
I had an abortion and I don't regret it. It was a hard decision but one I knew…
Se puede acceder de forma legal
Abortar tambien es un acto de amor
Abortar era la decisión que debía tomar...