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Aborté y no me arrepiento. I do not regret my abortion.

2011 Ecuador

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

la ilegalidad y una sociedad que juzga, reprime y criminaliza la decisión de elegir, provoca inseguridad, miedo y demasiadas dudas (que no apuntan a lo que como ser humano, mujer, individuo, en realidad quieres o no). Un aborto no es planeado ni algo a lo que aspiras, pero tampoco debe ser motivo de culpa, vergüenza o castigo. Una mujer decidida y libre es feliz, siendo madre o no. In a country that is illegal and with a society that judges, punishes and criminalizes the decision to choose, cause insecurity, fear, and too many doubts (that are not related to what a human being/woman wants or doesn't want to). An abortion is not planned or something to aspire for, but it shouldn't be a cause of guilt, shame or punishment. A free and determined woman is happy, being a mother or not.

How did you do the abortion?

Estaba totalmente convencida de practicarme el aborto y me había informado, así que tome algunos analgésicos y no fue más doloroso que un cólico menstrual. Después me sentí aliviada, tranquila. I was totally convinced to get an abortion and I was very well informed, so I took some painkillers and it wasn't more painful than menstrual cramps. Then I felt relieved.

What was your situation at this time?

no quería ser madre (no sé si algún día quiera tener hij@s), no tenía una pareja estable, no quería continuar un embarazo no deseado. I didn't want to be mother (actually, I don't know if I ever want to have children), I wasn't in a stable relationship, I didn't want to continue an unwanted pregnancy

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

Por supuesto, en mi país por ser ilegal fue difícil y peligroso (riesgo en mi salud y de ir a la cárcel). Estaba asustada. Of course, in my country is illegal, so it was difficult and dangerous (risk in my health and going to jail). I was scared.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Ashley

I got pregnant at age 44 after a birth control failure. I am so blessed to…

Amanda

E não me arrependo, não se culpe por isso
Você é dona de si.
Eu sou bem jovem

Sara

Abortar era la decisión que debía tomar...

Eléonore Delmas

I had an abortion

Ale

Sin remordimientos

Mulher

Uma escolha pra vida!

B.

Uma decisão que precisa ser feita rápida porém pensada

Raquel Monterrey

I spoke with the spirit of my child before my abortion. That spirit who was…

Luna

Deu tudo certo.

Lea

Kobieto, jeśli zaszłaś w niechcianą ciążę, to nie wahaj się ani chwili. WOW…

Lisal M. C

It was a big decided that I made in my life. I had a complexity relationship…

Am.

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Fallen Angel

I had the SAFEST ABORTION even in the PHILIPPINES through womenonweb.org.

Pam

No había otra opción.

Nicole

No estaba segura que iba ser de mi futuro.