Ashley Engbrecht

Comparta su experiencia

At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing more terrifying than someone taking your control from you in the most viscious way possible. As a result of this incident, I became pregnant. I was so ashamed and full of fear, as I didn't want this for myself or ask for it in any way. I didn't tell anyone but my mother. I didn't tell anyone as I feared backlash from friends who were clearly against it, but I knew what was right for me, and it was not to graduate high school carrying a child of rape. I was able to receive access to misoprostol at a planned parenthood facility. Two days later I miscarried in the most painful event I've ever experienced. My mother rushed me to the hospital to receive treatment. The judgement and negativity I received from certain nurses was almost unbearable, I am glad I was doped up on morphine for most of the night. All I felt from then on was shame.. Am I monster? I am now 23 years old and I look back, healed but scarred, and see what I have accomplished, who I've become, and who I will be because I had the opportunity and choice to change my destiny. I wasn't destined to be a mother at 17. Many times after my experience I had friends go through the same thing. Only then did I share my story for the first time and realize I wasn't alone. What I did should not be shamed. I will graduate from college in May and start graduate school for Early Childhood Education in the fall.

2010 Estados Unidos

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

I felt so many different feelings at once. I was confident in my decision but I've never felt anything so heart wrenching in my life. It was still I tough choice, but one I am glad I made.

¿Cómo hizo el aborto?

Painful, but I believe the pain I experienced is not common. I had no complications following the process.

¿Cuál era su situación en ese momento?

¿Cómo reaccionaron otras personas a tu aborto?

I have kept it very much a secret. I have only told people who I knew would be supportive, as I feared ridicule. 6 years after the abortion, I finally told my father. He was very compassionate and supportive, which surprised me with his conservative views. Many of my family and friends to this day do not know.

lega/ilegal

Qué religión profesa?

Vanessa Behrens

Decisión personal

Camila

Yo aborté los miedos, la pena, el vacío y el amor.

Tatá

Fiz um aborto com 8 semanas. Eu me envolvi com um colega de trabalho, por um…

Laura Helena

Olá meninas , me chamo Laura , tenho 21 anos ,uma filha linda de 2 aninhos e…

Dani

Aborto a las 4 semanas, perdóname mi ángel.

Silvia

Nunca arrepentida

alessandra

I had an abortion

Abree

Medical abortion at 9wks 5days

Constanza Arely

El ser madre debe ser una decisión, una de las mejores experiencias que vive…

Alejandra

Tomé una desición

Natasha

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

Melodie

J'ai avorté il y a 4 ans et demi

AM

I had a surgical, had two kids, and then had medical abortion.

Bia Li

Me encontro na cama deitada nesse momento, após ter passado um dia inteiro no…

P

...Lo quería pero no podía

Mariana

Esta es mi historia: Tengo 35 años y 3 hijos, dos nenas y un varón de 6, 3 y 1…

Ana Costa

Fiz o aborto com 7 semanas