Sarah

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Because I could barely provide for the child I had already.

United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

I've been a single parent since I was pregnant with my son at 17. We moved from Brasil to the US when he was 2 months old. When my son was 8 I was in an "on again, off again" relationship, I found out I was pregnant again. My boyfriend at the time did pressure me, but ultimately it was my decision. I was financially unstable, on government assistance, and about to lose my house. I took a day off work for the appointment, I had gone for a pre-consult beforehand. The staff was friendly, my boyfriend waited in the waiting room as they took me in. The doctor was distant and cold. I was given a local anesthesia. There was a map of the world on the ceiling, I stared at that the whole time. I felt some discomfort, mostly pressure, kind of like a long uncomfortable pap smear. I went to the recovery room with several other women. We went for lunch, then a massage, then home to rest. When I went for my follow up about a week later, all was well. I asked for a copy of my ultrasound. I was only about 9 weeks along, but I named it Hannah. I keep her in a book with a page over it, so I only see her when I want to. I think about her from time to time. But to ensure a good life for my living child, I had to make a difficult choice. And, as hard as it was, ultimately, the best choice for both me and my son.

What was your situation at this time?

How did other people react to your abortion?

Supportive

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

María

Mirar hacia adelante.

Mickey

I was 22 turning 23 when I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant. The father and I…

Bobbie

The first time I was too young the next I was old enough to know I had no right…

Raqueli

misto de melancolia e alívio

Jennifer

Sin duda ha sido la decisión más difícil que he tomado en lo que llevo de vida

Elena

No fue tan terrible.

P

...Lo quería pero no podía

Rike

It was a birthday

Dani

Aborto a las 4 semanas, perdóname mi ángel.

Liz Roldan

Porque mi situación económica era bulnerable y tenia otro hijo de 5 años al…

Sram Mie

I had an abortion last year and I`m pregnant again. When a friend of mine once…

andrea ka

Yo aborte

Daniela

yo aborte y no me siento culpable.

Andy

Decidí sobre mi futuro.

MS

ABORTAR ESTÁ BIEN

Tanya

I was not in a stable relationship and was already raising a daughter on my own.

Luiza N.

Minha história foi completamente diferente de tudo que li aqui no site…