Liz Price

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I had an abortion

1993 Australie (né/e en Australia)

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

My decision to end my pregnancy was very clear. I had no doubt that the decision was for the best. I remember feeling emotionally exhausted though, being awayf rom home and firends and family as the situation unfolded. The morning sickness was horrid, and started when I was still hiking in Africa. I remember the shame of vomiting in the sink in the airpoirt toilet and confiding to the woman next to me that I was pregnant. She glanced at my hands and saw no ring and walked out with a look of disgust. The sadness I felt afterward abortion was knowing that that the last time I had with my Grandfather was clouded by my "difficulties". I found that the hardest thing to get over. But these were the consequence of the unplanned pregnancy not of the abortion.

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

The abortion experience itself was okay. The Doctor who performed the procedure was known to me. When I was a University student I used to deliver pizzas to him! I remember thinking he looked like a kindly elf, dressed in his green surgery gown.

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

The pregnancy resulted from a one-off encounter with a man now referred to as "Carl the Impregnator". I had no desire to raise a child on my own.

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

I had received some counselling from a worker with the british Pregnaancy Advisory Service prior to returning to Australia. She offered me great kindness, detailed infomration and a complete abscence of judgement. Returning to Australia, particulalry Queensalnd, to ahve the procedure down was a different story. The illegality of it under Queensland law did make me feel like I had to be very careful about who I told and how I told my story. It changed how the clinic recorded my reasons for ending the pregnancy, with them highlighting my concern that the anti-malarials I had been taking might have effected the fetus rather than the fact that I was sinlge and young and ill equiped to make a go of parenting. When only some sorts of abortions are deemed lawful it does alter how you tell your story and how you remember you story; it is like you have to let go of a little bit of your own truth.

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

Mixed. My close frineds were all very supportive as was my Aunt and Mum and my brothers. My Dad struggled with it a bit and there were other family members who knew I could never tell. Although I had my abortion in Australia, I was in England when I found out about the pregnancy and was so ill with morning sickness that I struggled to spend any quality time with my grand father. This was sad for me because it was the last time I ever saw him.

Avez-vous des enfants?

What is your religion?

Fran

YO DECIDÍ

Mariana

Esta es mi historia: Tengo 35 años y 3 hijos, dos nenas y un varón de 6, 3 y 1…

E.

Decyzja o aborcji była najcięższą do tej pory..

Susie

I'M NOT SORRY.

Maria

Sou dona de mim.

Suzanne

I had an abortion

Dani

Because I NEEDED TO DO IT!
Some may say I was selfish, other may say I'm going…

Cristina

No fue bueno pero fue lo mejor.

Fabiola Moreno

I had an abortion when I was 16 years old.

Kate

and I'm so relieved

Leopard

한국에 계신 여성분들 절대로 망설이지 마세요

Alex

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

Alice

This is how it went for me

laura

Mi experiencia

Mariana Leitão

A tal história do “ engravidei por acidente” é real!

Vanessa

Cuando tenia 18 años me hice un aborto con citotec.Quede embarazada aunque…

Julia

Uratowałam sobie życie

Marcela

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