Nik

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2012 Canada

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?

How did other people react to your abortion?

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?

Liz Price

I had an abortion

Grace Grace

Y no existe arrepentimiento.

Luna

Fiz um aborto - E foi a melhor decisão que eu podia ter tomado para a minha…

Magui

La mejor decisión

Ray

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

Dolores Feffer

I had two.

No woman should ever have to justify a dessicion on her own body.

Josefina Navas

A diferencia de muchas mujeres, yo al enterarme de que estaba embarazada y que…

kate swanson

I didn't intend it to, but safe, legal abortion played a huge part in my family…

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

JasminMisa

Abortar es tu elección!

Allison

My abortion was 100% my choice.

Carol

I woke up in bed, and thought this is a new beginning for him and I. I could…

Stormy-Hayden Skylar

I don't regret my abortion in the slightest.

Monika Koźlecka

Miałam aborcję medyczną i cieszę się, że mogłam z niej skorzystać. Uważam, iż…

Sarah

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

Klaudia

Miałam aborcję i nie żałuję! Znowu czuję, że żyję. Opowiem wam w skrócie moją…

Amanda

E não me arrependo, não se culpe por isso
Você é dona de si.
Eu sou bem jovem

Marcella

Aos 18 anos tive minha primeira experiência com meu namorado,Como tdo…

Luna

Deu tudo certo.