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I was extremely lucky to find a safe place for my abortion.

2007 Filipinas

¿Cuáles fueron sus sentimientos acerca de hacer el aborto (s)?

¿Cómo hizo el aborto?

I had been to several OB-GYNs in hospitals. I told them I didn't want to and could not have a child but of course, they couldn't do anything because of the law here. Finally, at around 7 wks, I went to an NGO with a couple of female relatives. I felt extremely lucky because one of my relatives works in women's rights so we were able to go to an NGO with a real doctor and a counselor who interviewed me to make sure I was firm in my decision. They made me feel like they understood my predicament as I was young and very incapable of having a child. It's still highly illegal in this country so they were all understandably cautious and destroyed my ultrasound pictures and records. The procedure itself hurt and lasted maybe 20 minutes. I wasn't under general anesthesia but the nurses held my hand and told me to breathe. It felt good having all these women surrounding me. Afterwards, I was able to rest for a while in a lying-in room. My relationship with the father was no good though it lasted a couple more years (covertly) after my abortion. I'm happy I had it and I have no regrets over having it done. I only wish I could have spared my family the heartache and trouble.

¿Cuál era su situación en ese momento?

¿La ilegalidad del aborto afectó sus sentimientos?

Yes. I carried a lot of anger and guilt over it because I didn't feel it was fair that only a few people could afford or even find a safe place to carry out their abortion. And I was one of those few.

¿Cómo reaccionaron otras personas a tu aborto?

People were supportive/indifferent/sad. Only a few knew because it's illegal here

lega/ilegal

Qué religión profesa?

Sunny

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Paula Paula

Miałam aborcję... to była trudna decyzja, nigdy nie zapomnę...

Kristina Brandon

‪#‎StandWithPP‬ I never wanted kids. I got pregnant in college when I was 17.

Weronika

Dzien w którym potwierdzila sie moja ciaza był jak wyrocznia... Mam dużo swoich…

Montse

"Un acto amoroso"

Daniela

No era el momento, no me arrepiento.

Mariela

Aunque me cueste decirlo, yo aborté

Alejandra

Mi decisión

Cristina

No fue bueno pero fue lo mejor.

Paula *

Yo acompañe a mi hermana quien pasó por este proceso, siempre fui una persona…

Aleja

Yo aborte. No fue una decisión fácil. No entraré en detalles del porqué tome la…

mimi

mi aborto. siempre te voy a recordar pequeña semillita

Fabiola Moreno

I had an abortion when I was 16 years old.

Aldana

Una decisión que se tiñe de lucha

Sara

Tome la decisión ya que anteriormente (a los 15 años) ya había tenido un…

Estrella Triste Estrella

"Yo me salve"
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