Sylvie Shene

Partagez votre expérience

1979 Portugal

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

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

it was okay

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

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

Yes

A Life-Saving Experience

Thank you for asking people to share their abortion stories. I believe that the only way we can remove the stigma surrounding abortion is to let people share their stories in public and have an open, honest dialogue.

Abortion was a life-saving experience for me. I had just turned 20 years old in 1979, when I found out that I was pregnant. I was already living in an emotional prison with my family in Portugal, and having a child at that time would have robbed me of any chance to free myself. My child wouldn’t have fared any better: He or she would have lived a life of poverty with an emotionally unavailable mother.

Abortion was illegal then, and my whole family was against it. If they had found out about my condition, there’s no doubt in my mind they would have forced me to carry my pregnancy to term by any means possible, including locking me up or giving me drugs.

Fortunately, I found a midwife who was willing to give me the abortion I needed, although I got a bad infection from the procedure and had to go to the Emergency Room. Shortly thereafter, I moved away from my family and liberated myself from the traumatic emotional bonds that tied me to them.

The moment I found out that I was pregnant, I knew in my heart that abortion was the best choice for me. I was very comfortable with my decision, and I’m still confident that I did absolutely the best thing by not bringing an innocent new being into my set of circumstances.

The way I look at it, abortion is a private choice between a woman and her conscience that has very little impact on society. On the other hand, violence and abuse against unwanted children create a huge burden on humanity. If more people thought about this, I think they’d see that people who are against abortion are actually supporting cruelty against children.

The only bad feelings I had about my abortion was that it was illegal. No woman should have to go underground to decide what’s right for her. I still feel angry that I had to hide from everyone. I strongly believe that abortion should be available to every woman who wants one, and that politicians and religious fanatics have no business controlling women or putting us down.

légal/illégal

Avez-vous des enfants?

What is your religion?

Abigail

2 miesiące po aborcji. Moje życie wróciło do normy. Jest dobrze..

Cacau

O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.

Sam

I had a Medical Abortion - Painful Experience, Life Changing

Gemma

The best decision for me.

Andy

Decidí sobre mi futuro.

E.

Decyzja o aborcji była najcięższą do tej pory..

Jéssica

RELATO DE UM ABORTO BEM SUCEDIDO DE UMA MULHER SEM NOME:
Nunca pensei que…

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

carolina

yo aborté y quiero contar mi experiencia...

Gaby

No me arrepiento

Aguacate

Como abortar en una ciudad donde es penalizado el aborto las primeras semanas.

Aby

I felt it was accapted to have an abortion

andrea ka

Yo aborte

jennelyn

I had an abortion

Alice

This is how it went for me

Marcela

Es más una historia de amor, que de un aborto pero posiblemente en algo te…