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2002 Netherlands (born in Portugal)

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I felt stupid for getting pregnant, guilty and irresponsible for not being more carefull with my body. I felt ashamed that something like that happened to me, because I'm not a teenager anymore and know how to not get pregnant. I felt afraid that I would damage my body, that it would hurt, but I was sure I didn't want to have a baby at that time and with that boyfriend.

How did you do the abortion?

It's was nothing special. No pain, no trauma, just a choice, just a medical procedure.

What was your situation at this time?

I would be unhappy, the child would be unhappy, my boyfriend would be unhappy.

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

Yes. It's much easier to make a decision when you know that you can get the right support and help for your choice.

How did other people react to your abortion?

Abortion is illegal in Portugal.

legal/illegal

Do you have children?

Canela

Me hice un aborto porque no quería ser madre en ese momento.

Laura

Fue una difícil decisión a pesar que no es mi primer aborto. Sé que tengo un…

Sol

Yo interrumpí un embarazo no deseado.

Vicky

I had an abortion

baby t

i had 2 abortions first 1 when i was 16 i knew i was ready to have a child or…

Leah Frida

Yo aborté! porque es mi derecho!

Carolina Posso

I had an abortion porque me sentía sola, sentía que todo el mundo se iba a…

Kamila

Ożyłam

Petal

I had an abortion only a few months ago. I'm 30, a praticing Christian, a…

Vivian

I had an abortion 6 months ago.My boyfriend and I were not ready to have a baby.

Cristina

No fue bueno pero fue lo mejor.

Sixtine

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

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

Chelsea

I had a painful abortion

Monoirmarie

Yo aborté porque es mi derecho

Teaser

Nunca hubiera querido estar en esa encrucijada

Frances

Feeling like myself again

Abril Violeta

cuando tenía 24 años, recién terminaba la licenciatura, estaba desempleada, en…