I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country known for its stance in abortion rights. At the time I was a product of my Catholic conservative upbringing, and I was not a supporter of abortion rights, to say the least. But when I took a pregnancy test, I knew I couldn't have a child in my current situation. I hadn't finished University, I had no money, I didn't have any help for a pregnancy and childbirth and rearing a child. I had an abortion through Women On Web four years ago and I finally feel like I can tell my story. It's been more than four years and having the power and autonomy to end a pregnancy and continue my individual life has continued to improve my life. I have a career, a partner, and things in my life that an unwanted pregnancy and child would have barred me from. I advocate for abortion rights because it's personal.
Quels étaient vos sentiments au sujet de faire l'avortement / s?
Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?
Painful but fortunately, no complications.
Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?
L'illégalité de votre avortement a-t-elle affecté vos sentiments ?
Yes. I felt trapped and lost, like there was no way out and death was the only option.
Comment les autres personnes ont-elles réagi à votre avortement ?
My family doesn't know because if they knew, they would never speak to me again. My partner is supportive and validates how alone I felt. My therapist validates and listens and offers support and healing. No one else knows.
What is your religion?
Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.
I had an abortion and it changed my life, for better and for worse.
Por siempre y para siempre en mi mente.
My perception of so many things changed a lot with this experience and realised…
I did it because as a female that is my right to control my body no man or…
Hice lo mejor que pude.
O dono do meu corpo e do meu destino sou eu, e não a sociedade hipócrita e…
yo aborté y quiero contar mi experiencia...
Tak, miałam aborcję
I was twenty years old, terrified, and completely alone.
y la verdad para mi fue un alivio, esto comenzó un el mismo dia que decidi…
Depois de algum tempo lendo os depoimentos por aqui, decidi deixar também o meu.
con siete semanas, nunca te olvidaré.
Dzien w którym potwierdzila sie moja ciaza był jak wyrocznia... Mam dużo swoich…
znów mogę cieszyć się życiem...
Untuk kebaikan semua anggota keluarga
Miałam aborcje. Dzięki pomocy i wyrozumiałości women on web uda mi się to.