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 Ireland

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?

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

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

How did other people react to your abortion?

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?

Mary Adler

Saya hamil 7minggu. Saya seorang muslim dan pacar saya seorang yang menganut…

Alaska Young

A veces es necesario.

Anyel. Mtz.

Esto marcó mi vida, pero agradezco a Dios por esta segunda oportunidad

I had an abortion..W słońcu ludzie wyglądają tak, jakby zasługiwali na to, aby…

I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed

Fernanda Santos

Tentativa de aborto/Gravides tubária Sem saber!!! 7 semanas!
Reencontrei um ex

Yukino

Yo aborte

Julia

Uratowałam sobie życie

Rachela

Podczas stosunku z ówczesnym partnerem metodą antykoncepcji była prezerwatywa

Nami

porque mi situación económica era pésima, al igual que la de mi pareja, ninguno…

Vandalize

Já fiz quatro: 2004, 2005, 2009 e 2015

Manuela L

E não me arrependo.

Kamila

Ożyłam

Dani

Because I NEEDED TO DO IT!
Some may say I was selfish, other may say I'm going…

M

Cześć. Mam 21 lat. Byłam w około 2- 3 tygodniu ciąży. Jestem już po aborcji…

Butterfly

Bylam za granica kiedy postanowilam zrobic pierwszy test ciazowy. Okres…

Renata

Calma, eu sei seu desespero. VAI DAR TUDO CERTO! #FORÇA

Bryann Turner

It was the right decision for me at this time.