Emma

Ceritakan Kisahmu

I got pregnant the first time I had sex. I was just 18 and knew nothing. I was desperately in love with the father, who was older than me. I knew we should be using a condom, I even said that to him the night I lost my virginity, but he still had sex with me without one.
He also had a fiancée. I thought he would leave her for me, I was stupid and believed every word he said.

I just knew I couldn’t have a baby, I was barely an adult myself and I was scared. I made up my mind I had to have an abortion, it was my only option.

After I had the procedure I felt relief. Then when I got back home the father rang me and told me it was over between us. It shattered me. He had a baby with his fiancée a year later.

Twenty years on and I still feel regret about my decision. I feel as though it may have been my only chance to have a child and the whole experience has really fucked me up.

Of course when I consider the situation I think I made the right choice but it doesn’t make the pain any less.

2000 Australia

Yang dirasakan tentang aborsi

The awful thing is your feelings can change as you get older. I never thought I would feel so sad about having an abortion when I was so convinced it was the right thing to do when I was young.

How did you do the abortion?

I was scared as hell and thought I may actually die. I realise now I must have been in severe shock. All I remember was walking down a dark corridor into a surgical room, then I remember lying down with my legs in stirrups, counting back from ten. Then I woke up and some nurse was checking a pad between my legs to see how bad the bleeding was. It is literally like a nightmare that happened to someone else.

What was your situation at this time?

I wanted to go to University

Apakah ilegalitas aborsi memengaruhi perasaan Anda?

No.

Bagaimana reaksi orang lain terhadap aborsi Anda?

My family was very supportive.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Anna Cavalcante

Olá, o meu nome é Anna, eu fiquei grávida aos 18 anos, e devido à minha idade

Katarina

w wieku 20 lat. Byłam za młoda, mam wielkie plany na przyszłość, nie chciałam…

Lola

Mi decisión

Daniela Moraes

É fácil defender o aborto das outras. Difícil é decidir quando a gente precisa…

Paula

i had an abortion

Jennifer

Mi cuerpo, mi decisión

Cacau

O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.

Zosia

Od kilkunastu dni zauważyłam u siebie dziwne objawy. Nie dopuszczałam do siebie…

baby t

i had 2 abortions first 1 when i was 16 i knew i was ready to have a child or…

Amanda

E não me arrependo, não se culpe por isso
Você é dona de si.
Eu sou bem jovem

Magui

La mejor decisión

Iolanda

Ser solidária com quem abortou e defender a descriminalização jamais me fez…

Catarina Fernando

Tenho 18 anos e os meus pais nunca iriam aceitar que eu tivesse um filho com…

Anon

I had an abortion at 15...and my life is still going well

Angy :)

I decided to have an abortion, it wasnt easy but it was the best decision

Jess

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