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I had an abortion and never talked about it with anyone

2002 United States (né/e en Mexico)

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

I am surprised at how long I have carried these feelings with me. In part I think it's because I never grieved properly, was in denial and threw myself into intense activity, working and studying as if my life depended on it. I also never really got to talk about it because of shame or not wanting to make people feel uncomfortable. I am just starting to realize that I need to do the grieving process properly in order to be able to heal. I don't feel guilty though, and I know it was the right decision. If anything I just wish I had taken better care of my emotions and made sure I had some support. I'm glad to have realized this now and started my healing process.

Comment avez-vous fait l'avortement?

I tried first with herbs, a very intense schedule drinking infusions every 4 hours, even through the night, for 2 weeks. I had cramping and other reactions, but was unsuccessful. So I decided to go to a clinic. By then I was 6 weeks pregnant.

Quelle était votre situation à ce moment-là?

I felt like I had no support in the world and didn't feel capable of being a parent on my own and give a child a good life. I didn't want to carry a baby to term and give it away in adoption because I thought that would be even more painful.

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

Abortion in Mexico was illegal back then, not sure how it is now. But the illegality definitely made me feel scared. I decided to travel to the US in order to not have to deal with any of the back street horror stories you hear about.

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

My boyfriend at the time wanted us to never tell anyone, so I didn't. But this in time made it more painful. I am still afraid of people's reactions.

What is your religion?

What is your religion?

Wendy

Mi historia

Pluma93

Fue una decisión de vida

Anyel. Mtz.

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

Javi

La historia, tal cual, detrás mi aborto

Pues sí chicas, yo me practiqué un aborto a los 19 años. Tenía 8 semanas de…

H

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Dani

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

Veronica

Yo aborté a las 5 semanas. Yo decidí.

Edyta

Nie wstydzę się tego, że jestem teraz szczęśliwa!!!

Kyky

Your Dreams Are Real, So Are Abortions.

deja la vida volar

decidí escribir mi experiencia en detalle ya que en mi país el aborto es…

Andrea

Cuando tenia 19 años, "me enamore" de un tipo casado, quede embarazada y el lo…

mela

Vivire por ti mi pequeño angel

Luana Oliveira Jacob

Fiz um aborto - E me senti aliviada.Cada dia que me deito para dormir, fico…

Dani

Aborto a las 4 semanas, perdóname mi ángel.

Gabriela

Abortei aos 17 anos.

Magui

La mejor decisión

mimi

mi aborto. siempre te voy a recordar pequeña semillita

Sara

Completei o processo há cinco dias e não consigo deixar de pensar no assunto