CJ Koivuniemi

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I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country known for its stance in abortion rights. At the time I was a product of my Catholic conservative upbringing, and I was not a supporter of abortion rights, to say the least. But when I took a pregnancy test, I knew I couldn't have a child in my current situation. I hadn't finished University, I had no money, I didn't have any help for a pregnancy and childbirth and rearing a child. I had an abortion through Women On Web four years ago and I finally feel like I can tell my story. It's been more than four years and having the power and autonomy to end a pregnancy and continue my individual life has continued to improve my life. I have a career, a partner, and things in my life that an unwanted pregnancy and child would have barred me from. I advocate for abortion rights because it's personal.

2014 Ireland

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

Painful but fortunately, no complications.

What was your situation at this time?

آیا غیرقانونی بودن سقط جنین بر احساسات شما تأثیر گذاشته است؟

Yes. I felt trapped and lost, like there was no way out and death was the only option.

واکنش دیگران نسبت به سقط جنین شما چیست؟

My family doesn't know because if they knew, they would never speak to me again. My partner is supportive and validates how alone I felt. My therapist validates and listens and offers support and healing. No one else knows.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

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znów mogę cieszyć się życiem...

mery elizabeth

tomando la decisión de mi vida

Gabriela

Abortei aos 17 anos.

Irlanda

Sabia lo que hacia, nunca dude, y sigo creyendo que fue lo mejor para mi y para…

Lagard

Never had I thought I would go down this road someday

kathy

No me sentía lista

Alejandra

Mi decisión

britta

Something that has carried with me ever since.

Mari

Fiz a melhor escolha.

Manuella Silva

Grávida aos 18.


Olá. Vim contar pra voces minha experiencia com aborto.
Eu ficava…

Cacau

O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.

Sylvie Shene

A Life-Saving Experience Thank you for asking people to share their abortion…

CPA

Olá, tenho 24 anos e fiz um aborto com aproximadamente 8 semanas. Fiz questão…

C. Ferreira

Pior dia da minha vida

deja la vida volar

decidí escribir mi experiencia en detalle ya que en mi país el aborto es…

Mariana Leitão

A tal história do “ engravidei por acidente” é real!