I knew exactly what I wanted and needed- to be there for my kids, to find a job, to get settled in the new city. Not to have a third child.
It is mandatory in Germany to have a counseling before I could even go to a doctor. It was a very disturbing experience, the person trying to talk me into continuing the pregnancy. Then I struggled to find a doctor tp provide the abortion, run out of time to do it with pills. The doctors and nurses at the private (and expensive) clinic I finally found were treating me like shit, making me listen to the heartbeat against after I had asked them no to etc.
This made me realize what a long way we have to go. Experiencing the partriarchy on/at my own body was a surreal experience. Today I accompany friends and strangers in their abortions to make sure they are safe.
Quels étaient vos sentiments au sujet de faire l'avortement / s?
Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?
the medical procedure is very easy and quick. the way how I was treated was the problem.
Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?
L'illégalité de votre avortement a-t-elle affecté vos sentiments ?
well it is still illegal here but not persecuted if you do the mandatory counseling and have it before 12 weeks. I could do it in a clinic which is a major privilege but the way how I was treated and how difficult I found the access to be showed very clear that the public opinion and the very fact that it is officially still considered a crime does play a big role.
Comment les autres personnes ont-elles réagi à votre avortement ?
once I started to share and speak up about my experience, more and more people shared their stories as well. I ended up going on stage and talking about it in a play. reactions from friends and family were positive. my mum told me she had an abortion too when she was my age, had to travel to a different country in the 70s because it was not possible here then.
What is your religion?
El adiós más difícil.
Może jestem bez serca ale niczego nie żałuję. ja chyba nie nadaję się na matkę…
I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed
Enfim,tudo começou em Outubro. Tive relações sexuais com meu parceiro fixo (Meu…
Zaczęłam odczuwać mdłości, zrobiłam test i okazało się, że jestem w ciąży.
Me hice un aborto porque no quería ser madre en ese momento.
yo encauce mi destino...
2 miesiące po aborcji. Moje życie wróciło do normy. Jest dobrze..
Decidí desde el principio no compartir esa experiencia con la pareja de ese…
Mi aborto lo hice a los 14años hoy tengo una hija de 23 años y un hijo de 17…
Las pastillas tardaron un poco mas de 3 horas en hacer efecto, no presenté…
It was a birthday
It isn't and shouldn't be as taboo as it is made out to be.
Uwolniłam się od piekła i zyskałam szansę na szczęście
“I had an abortion” will appear automatically, but please feel free to change…
I was not in a stable relationship and was already raising a daughter on my own.
Tengo 22 años y aborte en febrero de este año. Me di cuenta de que estaba…
Aborté. Fue un alivio. Nunca me arrepentí. Hoy tengo dos hijos y puedo criarlos…
Mi hijo se transformó en una estrella.
Ahora veo a los demás de otra manera.