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I was 44 years old and already had 2 children. The pregnancy was an accident and neither my husband nor I wanted any more children. We both felt too old and too tired to go back to nappies and no sleep. Once I knew I was pregnant, the decision was easy, a no brainer. Finding out how to get an abortion was a little more tricky, even though I was in Australia where it is legal. I really didn't want to have a surgical abortion, which was the only option that most of the services in bigger cities had. I wanted to do it with pills and in the privacy of my own home. I managed to find a service for women from remote areas with a doctor who prescribed abortion pills. I was stressed because we were flying out to Europe for a 6 week holiday and obviously I couldn't wait with the abortion that long so it had to be done before we left. Fortunately, all went well, I got the pills prior to our departure day, the abortion itself was easy and not as painful/uncomfortable as I thought, perhaps because I already had had three pregnancies and two natural births (I miscarried one at 13 weeks and I felt worse physically then than during the abortion). Absolutely no regrets, completely a non-issue and almost forgotten. Absolutely the right decision for me personally and for us as a family. I am happy I was able to have the abortion.

2017 Australia

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I have only positive feelings about the abortion: I was comfortable and am comfortable with the decision, I was confident with the pill method and happy that I did it. I was relieved that I was able to had an abortion.

How did you do the abortion?

I find the abortion pills an excellent way to do abortion. I wanted to be in control and I wanted to be able to do it in the privacy of my own home when I wanted and when it was the best time for it.

What was your situation at this time?

The main reason was that both my husband and I were too old: I was 44 and he was 48 years old. Also, we already had two children who were over the age of 7 so we really didn't want to go back to the beginning again.

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My husband was 100% supportive. Nobody else knew, we kept it private.

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What is your religion?

Lily

MI CASO

Maria sovitlana

i really cant believe that i can do it in a country where so much hard law…

E. Souza

Espero que ajude outras mulheres, pois assim como eu, no desespero, procurei…

Han

Don’t confuse ‘what ifs’ with regret.

Elizabeth Elizabeth

Yesterday was my second abortion. My first one was an easy choice as I was just…

Izabela

Mam 20 lat i zupełnie nie byłam przygotowana na ciąże.
Ja i mój chłopak…

Anonimowa

Dokonałam tego co jest zakazane w tym kraju. Nie czuję się winna.

Kate

and I'm so relieved

Eveline BANGOURA

Bonjour je partage avec vous mon expérience aujourd'hui jeune fille de 18ans…

Mónica

Aborté por motivos de edad (demasiado joven)y económicos (era estudiante y no…

Nami

porque mi situación económica era pésima, al igual que la de mi pareja, ninguno…

Abbie

I had an abortion and don't regret it.

Virginie

À 32 ans, j'ai avorté parce que ce n'était pas le bon moment.

Flor de Luna

Piloto automático, pero no me arrepiento