Lora Fleming

Share your story

I had 3 abortions and as a medical student, I helped preform several abortions as well as seeing the results of "illegal" abortions

1989 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

in looking back I did feel guilty but so relieved -- also the persistent nausea I experienced with all 3 pregnancies stopped almost immediately which was huge - and now many years later I still feel such relief and I feel such fear about what is happening in the US and other places right now -- all women deserve a safe accessible inexpensive choice

How did you do the abortion?

it was relatively quick with some physical pain and major emotional pain even with supportive partner -- the nurses were empathetic but the doctors (could be my projection) seemed distant and cold

What was your situation at this time?

I had one daughter and a very busy and fulfilling career and life and I did not want to have more children -- it was in some ways a "selfish" decision but one that I am glad I was able to make and obtain a safe abortion without major financial or health costs

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

I felt incredibly lucky -- as a college student before becoming a physician I had worked in a public hospital in Arequipa Peru where women were brought when they had unfinished "illegal" abortions -- they were denounced by the healthcare providers because it was illegal and often not given any pain medicines -- and they had many horrible long term consequences including infections, infertility, chronic pain and this continues https://radioambulante.org/en/audio-en/we-decide as well as we will see more of this in the US and beyond and I try to support groups like planned parenthood, the reproductive rights foundation, women on waves, women on web

واکنش دیگران نسبت به سقط جنین شما چیست؟

In general with support and love although distinctly an issue especially from the physician who did 2 of these abortions that "3 is too many"

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

YoungWoman from India

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

Daria

Mam 17 lat i jestem z moim chłopakiem od lutego. Aborcji dokonałam z wczoraj na…

Pooh

Terminé mi embarazo

Bi

Lembro que quando minha menstruação atrasou no primeiro dia eu já senti que…

Sara

Tome la decisión ya que anteriormente (a los 15 años) ya había tenido un…

Kate

and I'm so relieved

Anna Cavalcante

Olá, o meu nome é Anna, eu fiquei grávida aos 18 anos, e devido à minha idade

G.

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

Julia

Postanowiłam się podzielić swoją historią, ponieważ gdy szukałam informacji na…

Mitzi .

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

Ania

Wczoraj dokonałam aborcji.
Odejście od męża, związanie się z nowym, wydawałoby…

Sara

Siedziałam przed psychiatrą, opowiadając jej wydarzenia sprzed ostatnich…

JasminMisa

Abortar es tu elección!

Laura

I had a surgical abortion at Planned Parenthood in Beacon, NY at 4 weeks.

Jora

Fiz um aborto e o momento foi muito delicado. Primeiro que fui procurar os…

Daisy

I had an abortion about seven years ago when I was 16. I was in an abusive…

E.

Decyzja o aborcji była najcięższą do tej pory..