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?

Carolina

Estou numa relação estável há 4 anos e há 2 parei de usar anticoncepcional…

YoungWoman from India

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

Emmy Smith

It was the best decision of my life

Bia Li

Me encontro na cama deitada nesse momento, após ter passado um dia inteiro no…

Julia

Uwolniłam się od piekła i zyskałam szansę na szczęście

Giovana Cardoso

Fiz um aborto com 10 semanas e 2 dias de gestação

Anyel. Mtz.

Esto marcó mi vida, pero agradezco a Dios por esta segunda oportunidad

Sapphire

I had an abortion and it was worth it, absolutely no regrets.

Alex

Never felt so relieved in my life. I owe everything to planned parenthood and…

noha

y la verdad para mi fue un alivio, esto comenzó un el mismo dia que decidi…

Kate

and I'm so relieved

Maiara Rejane

Não havia outra alternativa.
Dia 02 de Julho, voltava de uma festa, havia bebido…

Frances

Feeling like myself again

Nami Tibbers

Não vi outra opção. Então tomei coragem e optei por um aborto.

mery elizabeth

tomando la decisión de mi vida

Abree

Medical abortion at 9wks 5days

Nih

Fiz um aborto com 13 semanas , não se desespere vai dar tudo certo !