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I was extremely lucky to find a safe place for my abortion.

2007 Philippines

Quels étaient vos sentiments au sujet de faire l'avortement / s?

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

I had been to several OB-GYNs in hospitals. I told them I didn't want to and could not have a child but of course, they couldn't do anything because of the law here. Finally, at around 7 wks, I went to an NGO with a couple of female relatives. I felt extremely lucky because one of my relatives works in women's rights so we were able to go to an NGO with a real doctor and a counselor who interviewed me to make sure I was firm in my decision. They made me feel like they understood my predicament as I was young and very incapable of having a child. It's still highly illegal in this country so they were all understandably cautious and destroyed my ultrasound pictures and records. The procedure itself hurt and lasted maybe 20 minutes. I wasn't under general anesthesia but the nurses held my hand and told me to breathe. It felt good having all these women surrounding me. Afterwards, I was able to rest for a while in a lying-in room. My relationship with the father was no good though it lasted a couple more years (covertly) after my abortion. I'm happy I had it and I have no regrets over having it done. I only wish I could have spared my family the heartache and trouble.

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

L'illégalité de votre avortement a-t-elle affecté vos sentiments ?

Yes. I carried a lot of anger and guilt over it because I didn't feel it was fair that only a few people could afford or even find a safe place to carry out their abortion. And I was one of those few.

Comment les autres personnes ont-elles réagi à votre avortement ?

People were supportive/indifferent/sad. Only a few knew because it's illegal here

légal/illégal

What is your religion?

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Gemma

The best decision for me.

Paula Paula

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Anne Jellinek

I had two abortions in my life: one when I was 21 and newly married and one 8…

andrea

A mi ángel

Ronnie

because the time just wasn't right for me.

Embrace So

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A.

Pomimo zastosowanej antykoncepcji, zaszłam w ciążę. Brałam tabletki.

Ezzah candra

Untuk kebaikan semua anggota keluarga

Luna

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Madison

Una lucha constante.

Cherokee Schill

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Originally I was only going to share two of my medically…

Flor de Luna

Piloto automático, pero no me arrepiento

Josefina Navas

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Silvia

Nunca arrepentida

Lise

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aileen

I have had two abortions

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Amarie

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