Laura

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Strength & Solidarity

2016 Ireland

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I felt afraid before, afraid what it would feel like and if something went wrong what would happen, but I also felt strong and determined and today I feel happy, grateful, proud of who I was and amazed by the amazing women on web supporting fellow women, and all women out there who struggle and succeed despite the odds,

How did you do the abortion?

I am so grateful to Womenonweb.org, without their help, my life would look very different right now. I realised I was pregnant, whilst abortion was still illegal in Ireland, I was in an abusive relationship, coercive control etc and had I not made the decision to contact women on web.org & been helped by them so well, every step of the way, I would have a very different life right now. I am lucky in that the abortion itself for me, was painless, nothing more of a heavy period, I was scared first but everything was okay. I am also lucky that I never regretted my decision, I seen a Mum and her baby in the park a few weeks later and remember feeling affirmed that that was not something I was ready for, at that point in my life, and I am lucky I have been able to leave my abuser and lucky I do not have his child as I would therefore never fully be free, I can't express enough solidarity and strength to all women out there, you will be okay, I hope you have some support, I thank women on web for the support they provided & their communication, thank you, you helped me to make the right decision for me, which could have impacted my life forever

What was your situation at this time?

age, stress in life, mental health, lack of security and support in life, abusive partner

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

no, other then fear of repurcussion/access to medical care/inability to be honest with my local gp etc

واکنش دیگران نسبت به سقط جنین شما چیست؟

supportive

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Catalina

El Misotrol salvó mi vida

Marcella

Aos 18 anos tive minha primeira experiência com meu namorado,Como tdo…

María

Yo aborte

Malwina

To była bardzo trudna decyzja ale w tamtej chwili nie potrafiłam sobie…

Martina Martina

Un acto irresponsable pero a la vez un sentimiento de alivio.

Sand

Grosse angoisse au moment de prendre le misoprostol... Mais finalement

Layla Sesey

I had an abortion when i was 19 yrs . I last saw my period in December till…

Angel M

To była 3 ciąża nieplanowana i niechciana, przede wszystkim przeze mnie. Głupia…

Mary

I can now carry on with life.

Anna Cavalcante

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

mela

Vivire por ti mi pequeño angel

Vandalize

Já fiz quatro: 2004, 2005, 2009 e 2015

Klaudia

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

Flor de Luna

Piloto automático, pero no me arrepiento

Veronica

Yo aborté a las 5 semanas. Yo decidí.

Emily Mars

O pesadelo de uma gravidez indesejada.

Anna K.

nie żałuję,

Abigail

2 miesiące po aborcji. Moje życie wróciło do normy. Jest dobrze..

Jaq

I was 21, and nowhere near ready or willing to carry and birth a child because…