K

Ceritakan Kisahmu

I was extremely lucky to find a safe place for my abortion.

2007 Filipina

Yang dirasakan tentang aborsi

How did you do the abortion?

I had been to several OB-GYNs in hospitals. I told them I didn't want to and could not have a child but of course, they couldn't do anything because of the law here. Finally, at around 7 wks, I went to an NGO with a couple of female relatives. I felt extremely lucky because one of my relatives works in women's rights so we were able to go to an NGO with a real doctor and a counselor who interviewed me to make sure I was firm in my decision. They made me feel like they understood my predicament as I was young and very incapable of having a child. It's still highly illegal in this country so they were all understandably cautious and destroyed my ultrasound pictures and records. The procedure itself hurt and lasted maybe 20 minutes. I wasn't under general anesthesia but the nurses held my hand and told me to breathe. It felt good having all these women surrounding me. Afterwards, I was able to rest for a while in a lying-in room. My relationship with the father was no good though it lasted a couple more years (covertly) after my abortion. I'm happy I had it and I have no regrets over having it done. I only wish I could have spared my family the heartache and trouble.

What was your situation at this time?

Apakah ilegalitas aborsi Anda memengaruhi perasaan Anda?

Yes. I carried a lot of anger and guilt over it because I didn't feel it was fair that only a few people could afford or even find a safe place to carry out their abortion. And I was one of those few.

Bagaimana orang lain bereaksi terhadap aborsi Anda?

People were supportive/indifferent/sad. Only a few knew because it's illegal here

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Daniela Moraes

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Daniela

Tengo una hija de 4 años, pero aun asi yo aborte este año.

Priscila

Há 5 anos atrás fiz um aborto,e hoje vejo claramente que foi a melhor escolha e…

Emmy Smith

It was the best decision of my life

Margarita

Dicen que interrumpí una vida, yo siento que lo que hice fue continuar con la…

Paula Paula

Miałam aborcję... to była trudna decyzja, nigdy nie zapomnę...

Na

Pois tenho direito de escolher o que é melhor pra mim! O importante é não se…

Cela B

Você precisa fazer uma auto avaliação e ver o que é melhor pra você. Não…

Maleja

Yo aborté.

Emily Mars

O pesadelo de uma gravidez indesejada.

Gemma

The best decision for me.

Javi

La historia, tal cual, detrás mi aborto

Andrea

And it was just fine. I had just turned 20, and was living in a rented room in…

Carolina

Me enfrente a la injusticia de haber nacido mujer

Luna

Lo hice en un país en el cual es ilegal, por lo que tuve que acceder al mercado…

Manuela L

E não me arrependo.

Carolina

Tenía 19 años. Estaba en una relación. Al mes de ponernos de novios me contó…

K

Medical abortion is easy, provides instant relief