At the age of 15 I was told that I would likely never be able to get pregnant because of serious anomalies in my reproductive organs. At the age of 18, I got pregnant. I was in my first year at university, and I knew the only option for me was to have an abortion. I was so fortunate that the procedure was legal and that every person I encountered throughout the experience was professional and non-judgmental. I have two children and my first granddaughter was born just three weeks ago. Had I not had the abortion, I would never have moved to Poland and started my family. All abortion in my adopted country is now virtually illegal. Abortion is basic health care and a basic human right. The actions of the Polish government are shameful and an outrage in the twenty-first century.
1982 Estados Unidos
¿Cuáles fueron sus sentimientos acerca de hacer el aborto (s)?
I was determined to have the abortion, but I was also scared. In the years immediately following the abortion, I would sometimes reflect on what the baby/child might have been like, but I always knew the time would come for me to start a family when I was in the right position to do so. I have no regrets and am grateful that I had a choice.
¿Cómo hizo el aborto?
I had serious reproductive tract anomalies that meant the abortion cold not be performed in the clinic as was first planned. I was referred to a hospital for the abortion, and this meant having to arrange financial assistance, which took a few weeks. The waiting was hard, but every person I encountered was respectful of my decision, professional, and non-judgmental. I wish this is how it was for all people seeking to terminate a pregnancy wherever they are in the world.
¿Cuál era su situación en ese momento?
¿Cómo reaccionaron otras personas a tu aborto?
I was supported by my friends and healthcare providers. Later, when I told my mother about the abortion she was also supportive and loving. I have never regretted my decision.
Qué religión profesa?
Not prepared and so I have to make a difficult choice
Con cytotex Y aun no se si fue lo mejor, pero era necesario
Mis decisiones son las mejores porque son mías.
Cuando miro para atrás, más se afirma la certeza de que hice lo correcto.
I didn't want to do it, but it is my worst fear to bring another child into the…
I was extremely lucky to find a safe place for my abortion.
Há 5 anos atrás fiz um aborto,e hoje vejo claramente que foi a melhor escolha e…
Sempre fui a favor do aborto, não por uma questão feminista, mas por acreditar…
O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.
To była słuszna decyzja.
Por que lo hice es quizas por que nobera mi momentl consideraba era muy pequeña…
La decisión más difícil de mi vida
Está tudo bem, estamos todas juntas.
My life became changed