Jennifer

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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 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/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.

How did you do the abortion?

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.

What was your situation at this time?

واکنش دیگران نسبت به سقط جنین شما چیست؟

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.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Ana Vargas

Mi aborto lo hice a los 14años hoy tengo una hija de 23 años y un hijo de 17…

Naii C

Era apenas uma menina de 16 anos, não usava anticoncepcional mantinha relação…

Freedom77

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

KiciaKamcia

Nie wahajcie sie, jezeli czujecie ze musicie.. zrobcie to

Amy Martinez

I had an abortion

Laura

Desde que confirmé el embarazo, pensé cómo podría llevar a cabo el aborto.

Iolanda

Ser solidária com quem abortou e defender a descriminalização jamais me fez…

baby t

i had 2 abortions first 1 when i was 16 i knew i was ready to have a child or…

Natália

Estava grávida de quase 12 semanas.

Laura

Fue la mejor decicion para todos pero eso no cambia que yo amaba a mi bebe

Mariafe Fer

Mi buena experiencia con el Misoprostol en un pais donde es ilegal abortar…

Maja

Usunęłam ciąże i na razie nie żałuję.

Priscila

Há 5 anos atrás fiz um aborto,e hoje vejo claramente que foi a melhor escolha e…

Agnieszka

Miałam aborcję - nie żałuję

Paegan

I had a SUPER LATE abortion.