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?

inteldeath

It was the right decision, and it is my choice.

Sara Barretos

Descobri a gravidez com 4 semanas, a camisinha estourou e tomei a pílula do dia…

Aline Santos

Momento de confusão e angústia em minha vida. Mais após muita reflexão vi que…

Maria

Sou dona de mim.

Jessi

No olvidemos, que nos haga crecer

Alexa

Ojala alguna vez me perdones... pero fue. La mejor decisión..

VIcky

Yo aborte

Kyky

Your Dreams Are Real, So Are Abortions.

Maria Lopez

pensando en que dirán

Yvonne

My abortion was what needed to be done at that time. Deep down me I know I…

Bruna

Se fosse legalizado, sofreria menos. Seria diferente

Laura

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

María

Aborté y no me arrepiento. I do not regret my abortion.

Catarina Fernando

Tenho 18 anos e os meus pais nunca iriam aceitar que eu tivesse um filho com…

Andreita

yo aborte

keira

Chcę mieć kontrolę. Zrobiłam to i NIE ŻAŁUJĘ.

Wzięłam pierwszą tabletkę, czułam…

Adriana

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