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?

Dália

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Sol

Macierzyństwo nie jest dla każdego

Mam już 30 lat, męża, stabilną sytuację…

Irina

Cuando miro para atrás, más se afirma la certeza de que hice lo correcto.

EV

I had an abortion and I do not regret my choice. It is very important to me to…

AMANDA QUEIROZ

Eu e meu noivo estamos há 03 anos juntos e temos muitos planos. Comprar nossa…

Bea

Enfim,tudo começou em Outubro. Tive relações sexuais com meu parceiro fixo (Meu…

Kojika

Jestem w stałym związku od 7lat. Mam kochającego mężczyznę i mała córeczkę.

Klaudia

Miałam aborcję i nie żałuję! Znowu czuję, że żyję. Opowiem wam w skrócie moją…

Juliana

Das coisas que aconteceram em minha vida, posso considerar essa, é de longe, a…

Any Weather

Merci à toutes les femmes qui ont lutter pour le droit d'avorter! Merci à…

Rachela

Podczas stosunku z ówczesnym partnerem metodą antykoncepcji była prezerwatywa

britta

Something that has carried with me ever since.

Abril

Por un aborto libre, seguro y gratuito.

Bobbie

The first time I was too young the next I was old enough to know I had no right…

C. Ferreira

Pior dia da minha vida