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

I felt grief to have to abort the pregnancy given that I am older (42), conceived naturally with a partner I feel committed to and would like to have a child with, and feel it is unlikely that I could get pregnant again. However it was necessary given the legal risks in this country. So I felt very sad to have to do it. I was also scared of the physical process, worried about the pain and the potential for complications.

¿Cómo hizo el aborto?

Although I was scared, the information I received was thorough and reassuring. I followed all the instructions exactly as written and it was a very smooth experience. I did feel cramping and had heavy bleeding and it took about 5 days after the procedure to feel completely normal again, but it was much easier than I expected.

I am married, but separated from my husband for the past 3 years. He is living outside the country at the moment due to COVID travel restrictions returning to the UAE after what was supposed to be a short trip, and we're in the process of a divorce. In this country, it is illegal to have sex with someone other than one's legal spouse. Since I am technically still married (having a divorce in process doesn't make a difference to the law here) and my spouse is outside the country, conceiving a child with my boyfriend of 2 years is technically illegal. Although I would love to have another child, I would face severe legal ramifications if I chose to continue the pregnancy since going for any prenatal care here and/or giving birth would implicate that I had sex outside my marriage. Under normal circumstances I would have traveled to Europe to obtain a legal abortion, but travel restrictions due to the COVID would not allow me to return here to my country of residence thereafter, so I felt that I had no choice other than to try to figure out a way to obtain an abortion here.

¿La ilegalidad del aborto afectó sus sentimientos?

The fact that it is illegal in my country of residence did make me feel more nervous and fearful than I would otherwise. I was nervous about receiving the medications via mail and the potential of having to seek medical help if anything went wrong. However, the emails from the Women on Web team were incredibly helpful and reassuring and everything went very smoothly.

lega/ilegal

Qué religión profesa?

Kiara

Lo hice por amor al bebé, no me merecía como mamá.

Mitzi .

I had an abortion. And i know that was the best choice.

Carolina

Me enfrente a la injusticia de haber nacido mujer

Miriam

The 10 weeks I was pregnant were the happiest weeks of my life. My husband

Aldana

Una decisión que se tiñe de lucha

Maria

Ser mamá por elección, no a la fuerza.

R. P.

Força, meninas, que tudo se ajeita!

Tigrunia kinga

Dowiadujac sie że jestem w ciaży po raz drugi doznałam szoku odrazu naszła mie…

qbAnchic

This will be my 5th abortion today. This is the first time I've do e it with…

YoungWoman NotReadyNow SecretsAreComplicating

This website gave me the confidence that I could do it. It gave me all the…

Anyel. Mtz.

Esto marcó mi vida, pero agradezco a Dios por esta segunda oportunidad

Carolina Posso

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

Amanda

E não me arrependo, não se culpe por isso
Você é dona de si.
Eu sou bem jovem

Abril

Por un aborto libre, seguro y gratuito.

andrea

A mi ángel

Sunny

To była moja druga aborcja. Jak się okazało, była dużo łatwiejsza, z…

Samanta

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