Susie

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I'M NOT SORRY.

2006 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

I had anabortion in 2006. I was a 190 pound athlete using the patch as my birth control method. The Patch had recently been put on the market in 2005. The producers did not know that the patch was less effective for heavier women. My fiance and I found ourselves in a situation that we were unable to remedy: I was in school, he was working to support both of us and we just did not have the means to begin a family. The abortion itself was uncomfortable but it was not painful. The staff were professional, kind, and compassionate. It was uncomfortable and it felt like heavy menstrual cramping, but it was not a horrible process. The staff made absolutely sure that the abortion was what *I* wanted. It made me feel like I could speak for myself. I did not "grieve" for my pregnancy and I experienced no long term side effects despite many peoples' efforts to make abortions sound like a "dangerous" and harmful procedure. I am living proof. I am not ashamed of my abortion. I am not sorry.

What was your situation at this time?

How did other people react to your abortion?

I haven't told many people that I had an abortion, but most of my friends were very respectful and supportive. My parents would have been angry and disappointed in me as they are very conservative.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Jora

Fiz um aborto e o momento foi muito delicado. Primeiro que fui procurar os…

Elena

No fue tan terrible.

qwerty

detailed account of the process, from having a positive PT to having a negative…

Abree

Medical abortion at 9wks 5days

AS

I am having an abortion as I am writing this, at home with cytotec…

Lili

I interrupted my early pregnancy

Anne Jellinek

I had two abortions in my life: one when I was 21 and newly married and one 8…

Lorena

Yo aborte por que decidí que no estaba lista para ser madre y por qué empiezo a…

Bea

Enfim,tudo começou em Outubro. Tive relações sexuais com meu parceiro fixo (Meu…

Daniela

Tengo una hija de 4 años, pero aun asi yo aborte este año.

Caroline

Never had any regrets

Sofia Ignatius

I had abortion n all went well

Mary

YO ABORTE CON CYTOTEC, con ayuda de una chica de un grupo de apoyo de méxico.

Ashley

I got pregnant at age 44 after a birth control failure. I am so blessed to…

Jes

No fue facil pero lo hise y me ha hido muy bien! Fue mi mejor decición!

Vicky

I had an abortion

Eléonore Delmas

I had an abortion

Cindy Rios

Yo aborte porque no estaba en el momento adecuado para tener un hijo, mi madre…