Mary

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I can now carry on with life.

2013 New Zealand

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

i was glad of what i was doing. i was angry at having to wait for the medical tests and considered asking my first to do one for me because i had to wait for lost of testing.

How did you do the abortion?

I was under general anesthesia so i was out of it. my mum was able to walk me all the way to the theater and when i woke up she was beside me. i was so relieved it was over when i woke up and because of the pain medication i was a bit high and i yelled 'im not pregnnt im so happy!!'

What was your situation at this time?

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

No, even if it was illegal i would have found a way to have it.

How did other people react to your abortion?

My family was supportive. My boyfriend was totally absent and refused to discuss it. He wanted to shirk responsibility.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?