Jennifer

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At the age of 15 I was told that I would likely never be able to get pregnant because of serious anomalies in my reproductive organs. At the age of 18, I got pregnant. I was in my first year at university, and I knew the only option for me was to have an abortion. I was so fortunate that the procedure was legal and that every person I encountered throughout the experience was professional and non-judgmental. I have two children and my first granddaughter was born just three weeks ago. Had I not had the abortion, I would never have moved to Poland and started my family. All abortion in my adopted country is now virtually illegal. Abortion is basic health care and a basic human right. The actions of the Polish government are shameful and an outrage in the twenty-first century.

1982 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I was determined to have the abortion, but I was also scared. In the years immediately following the abortion, I would sometimes reflect on what the baby/child might have been like, but I always knew the time would come for me to start a family when I was in the right position to do so. I have no regrets and am grateful that I had a choice.

How did you do the abortion?

I had serious reproductive tract anomalies that meant the abortion cold not be performed in the clinic as was first planned. I was referred to a hospital for the abortion, and this meant having to arrange financial assistance, which took a few weeks. The waiting was hard, but every person I encountered was respectful of my decision, professional, and non-judgmental. I wish this is how it was for all people seeking to terminate a pregnancy wherever they are in the world.

What was your situation at this time?

How did other people react to your abortion?

I was supported by my friends and healthcare providers. Later, when I told my mother about the abortion she was also supportive and loving. I have never regretted my decision.

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What is your religion?

Luka

Hice lo mejor que pude, estando bajo toda la presión del mundo.

Nami Tibbers

Não vi outra opção. Então tomei coragem e optei por um aborto.

Rocio Beron

Tome mi decisión y estoy mejor haciendo lo que quiero y siento!!

Esmeralda Esmralda

Por que lo hice es quizas por que nobera mi momentl consideraba era muy pequeña…

Daniela Moraes

É fácil defender o aborto das outras. Difícil é decidir quando a gente precisa…

Susy

Yo interrumpí mi embarazo...

mary cry

pior momento de minha vida

Virginie

À 32 ans, j'ai avorté parce que ce n'était pas le bon moment.

Javiera

Yo aborte en Chile, en pandemia gracias a Wow

Claudia Aviles

i had an abortion, and 10 years later i became a mother. you have the right to…

Abbie

I had an abortion and don't regret it.

Margarita

Dicen que interrumpí una vida, yo siento que lo que hice fue continuar con la…

Mariela

Aunque me cueste decirlo, yo aborté

Sixtine

Tout choix à sa difficulté, le tout est d'assumer.

Stephanie

at just 19 years old.

Bobbie

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

lena0101

żaden powód do dumy, że wpadłam, ale że sie zdecydowałąm na aborcję, to jestem…