Nik

Share your story

2012 Canada

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

What was your situation at this time?

واکنش دیگران نسبت به سقط جنین شما چیست؟

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Jamie

And I am so happy! I am so lucky that I had the choice to have an abortion! The…

G.

Zawsze miałam nieregularny okres, także tydzień spóźnienia nie dawał mi…

paola paola

Yo aborté

Jes

No fue facil pero lo hise y me ha hido muy bien! Fue mi mejor decición!

Ka

O dono do meu corpo e do meu destino sou eu, e não a sociedade hipócrita e…

Renata

Calma, eu sei seu desespero. VAI DAR TUDO CERTO! #FORÇA

Yukino

Yo aborte

GabiD

Voltei a ser livre!!

Francis

Una decisión consciente de vida

Karolina

Miałam aborcję

Sam

I was 21 years old. I actually had just stopped using Birth Control due to the…

a.

Początek był raczej standardowy - spóźnił mi się okres, zrobiłam test ciążowy

luz

getting thru the pain.

sogoodtobebad stassia

Dziewczyny ! nie bójcie się ! nie taki diabeł straszny jak go malują. Jeżeli…

Jéssica

RELATO DE UM ABORTO BEM SUCEDIDO DE UMA MULHER SEM NOME:
Nunca pensei que…

Freedom77

I was lucky enough to be able to have an NHS surgical termination at 8 weeks.

julie

My life became changed

Birdy <3

MY BODY, MY CHOICE!