Ashley Engbrecht

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At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing more terrifying than someone taking your control from you in the most viscious way possible. As a result of this incident, I became pregnant. I was so ashamed and full of fear, as I didn't want this for myself or ask for it in any way. I didn't tell anyone but my mother. I didn't tell anyone as I feared backlash from friends who were clearly against it, but I knew what was right for me, and it was not to graduate high school carrying a child of rape. I was able to receive access to misoprostol at a planned parenthood facility. Two days later I miscarried in the most painful event I've ever experienced. My mother rushed me to the hospital to receive treatment. The judgement and negativity I received from certain nurses was almost unbearable, I am glad I was doped up on morphine for most of the night. All I felt from then on was shame.. Am I monster? I am now 23 years old and I look back, healed but scarred, and see what I have accomplished, who I've become, and who I will be because I had the opportunity and choice to change my destiny. I wasn't destined to be a mother at 17. Many times after my experience I had friends go through the same thing. Only then did I share my story for the first time and realize I wasn't alone. What I did should not be shamed. I will graduate from college in May and start graduate school for Early Childhood Education in the fall.

2010 États-Unis

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

I felt so many different feelings at once. I was confident in my decision but I've never felt anything so heart wrenching in my life. It was still I tough choice, but one I am glad I made.

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

Painful, but I believe the pain I experienced is not common. I had no complications following the process.

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

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

I have kept it very much a secret. I have only told people who I knew would be supportive, as I feared ridicule. 6 years after the abortion, I finally told my father. He was very compassionate and supportive, which surprised me with his conservative views. Many of my family and friends to this day do not know.

légal/illégal

What is your religion?

Valentina

Le pedí que me dejara...

Me había embarazado antes y había abortado, desde ese…

VIcky

Yo aborte

YoungWoman from India

This website gave me the confidence that I could do it. It gave me all the…

Laura

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

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And I was afraid at first...

CPA

Olá, tenho 24 anos e fiz um aborto com aproximadamente 8 semanas. Fiz questão…

magdalena

Miałam aborcje. Dzięki pomocy i wyrozumiałości women on web uda mi się to.

Mireya Mireya

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y.enedi

yo decidi un aborto,

Gabriela

Abortei aos 17 anos.

Dani

Aborto a las 4 semanas, perdóname mi ángel.

fiore fiol

Yo me practique un aborto con citotec porque acababab de tener una bebe y…

Edyta

Nie wstydzę się tego, że jestem teraz szczęśliwa!!!