And I was afraid at first...
2019 South Korea
What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?
How did you do the abortion?
It was hard. It was really really hard. Emotionally hard and physically hard. But I knew that from the second I got pregnant, this was what I had to do. I believe an abortion can be done nobly, it takes a lot of courage and strength for women who have children and women who confront themselves with abortion, however I am not trying to equate them. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing but within time and choice. I have never held so highly, that right, before this experience.
What was your situation at this time?
I am simply not ready. My partner simply is not ready. We were foolish to have not been using contraceptives. And our foolishness did end the beginning of something that could have become a someone. Perhaps this is not the case for others, but this was how I felt and I just want to be honest about it. The thought heaved in my chest, making it hard to breathe sometimes. But I know deeply, and truly, I made the right decision.
Vajon az abortuszod törvénytelensége befolyásolta-e az érzéseidet?
It made me feel stuck at most. Because back home, I could have gotten this done quickly... no shame involved... no second thoughts .... no need for reflection or further investigation of what it means to have an abortion. So I would have evaded this doubt or this thing I had considered dark. However I'm grateful for this waiting period, I confronted myself, my fears, my dreams, the reality of this position. Being in Seoul was difficult though. I read online that in certain clinics doctors were understanding to women who chose abortion, nonetheless I was still nervous to see them. When my partner and I went to get an ultrasound, we just pretended that we were going have the baby. I was afraid of the unlikely event that we would be reported, but mostly I was afraid of the doctor's judgement on me. I knew it was rooted in my head, looking back, I was the only one judging myself.
Hogyan reagáltak mások az abortuszodra?
I didn't tell anybody. Especially my father. I felt like telling my dad was the last thing I would do in the choices I had, and they were very limited. I know that he would have been supportive, irrational and maybe mad at first. Yet the idea of telling him gave me feelings of shame and humiliation, I still don't understand why. However my boyfriend was there with me and I told my best friend, she's a nurse. And there care for me was everything.
What is your religion?
O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.
Aborto a las 4 semanas, perdóname mi ángel.
I had an abortion
Uma decisão que precisa ser feita rápida porém pensada
Chcę mieć kontrolę. Zrobiłam to i NIE ŻAŁUJĘ.
Wzięłam pierwszą tabletkę, czułam…
I had a medical abortion (the pill) with BPAS when I was just shy of 8 weeks.
It was the right decision just hard than i thought it would to deal with
Chciałabym opisać moją historię, która zakończyła się dokładnie trzy dni temu.
I had an abortion about seven years ago when I was 16. I was in an abusive…
I'm 18 years of age.My abortion was very hard on me due to religious reasons.It…
Eu tinha 22 anos, minha menstruação atrasou e meus seios estavam muito inchados.
I was 21, and nowhere near ready or willing to carry and birth a child because…
Pois tenho direito de escolher o que é melhor pra mim! O importante é não se…
At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing…
Myślałam, że będzie gorzej, na szczęście cały czas była ze mną moja druga…
J'ai avorté suite à ma grossesse arrêtée à 8 semaines