Andrea

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And it was just fine. I had just turned 20, and was living in a rented room in a local musicians house, and i was working as a waitress to make rent. My boyfriend and I had been using birth controll, but the method failed. Lucky for me he was able to pay for the medicine, because I was not. I got a $100 donation from a helpful state organization and he footed the rest of the $550 bill. I shudder to think what would have happened had I been alone, the prices are so inaccessible where I live and my parents were NOT supportive of my decision, so I could never have asked them for help. Anyway, because I did not have to become a mother, I was able to go back to school and am on my way to an awesome career :)

2013 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

It hurt, and it made me throw up. I am glad I got to do it at home though. I made my room in to a sort of "nest", put on relaxing music, worked up the nerve to take the pills. My friend came over to be with me when it began. She held my hair back while I puked. After awhile, I just passed out. The pain had subsided when I woke up and I was soo hungry. I ordered an all veggie pizza and I ate the whole entire thing. Best thing I've ever tasted. I felt renewed, all my anxiety about being pregnant was gone. I was free to be me again, free to live my life.

What was your situation at this time?

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

I am SO glad it is legal here, I feel the price of the care and pills should be much more accessible though. I live in one of the most expensive states for abortion, and we only have 2 clinics (with lots of protesters outside, too) I was lucky, but I imagine many others are not.

How did other people react to your abortion?

My mother was unsupportive, my father was silently in favor though, he knew I wasn't ready to be a mother. My boyfriend was AMAZING, and so were all my friends, my best friend even took 3 city busses across town to be with me as I rocked in pain after the pills.

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What is your religion?

Juliana

Das coisas que aconteceram em minha vida, posso considerar essa, é de longe, a…

Sylvie Shene

A Life-Saving Experience Thank you for asking people to share their abortion…

Adriana

Myślałam, że będzie gorzej, na szczęście cały czas była ze mną moja druga…

andrea

A mi ángel

Jane

I had 2 abortions

Gabi

Miałam aborcję w 8 tygodniu ciąży. Była przeprowadzona nielegalnie w prywatnym…

Yasmin Silva

Enfim, vou contar minha história com muita paz no meu coração e na minha vida.

deedee

한국에 계신 분들 걱정마십쇼!! 낙심하시 마시고 자신을 믿으세요!

Wer

Tomé la decisión correcta, tal vez no justa, pero correcta.

Eveline BANGOURA

Bonjour je partage avec vous mon expérience aujourd'hui jeune fille de 18ans…

Ania anonimowa

Odpowiednia pora.

Rachelle

I have had 3 abortions, one clinical, 2 medical. I do not regret those…

Natasha

I had come off the contraceptive pill as it had me feeling un well, we thought…

Kiara

Lo hice por amor al bebé, no me merecía como mamá.

helenka

Mój chłopak mieszka w innym kraju. Na miesiąc przed wyjazdem do niego zaczęłam…

elena

interrumpi un embarazo de 6 semanas

Sol

Yo interrumpí un embarazo no deseado.