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It was sad but necessary

2006 Australia

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I cried for months on end. To this day, I feel sad and at the time I felt terrible religious guilt. It was a silly contraceptive error and if I'd never been pregnant, I would have been happy not to ever get pregnant. It's good now though, to write about my abortion without judgement. Before the abortion I thought "I could never do that". But, Even though I hated doing it, I'm eternally greatful abortion was safe, legal and affordable. I would have brought an unwanted child into a life of poverty. It would have been an only child as well. I grew up on a bad family and the last thing I wanted to do was bring someone else up on a bad situation. The whole experience really woke me up - I could never again judge others for making mistakes or getting into trouble - and no matter what decision a woman makes I could never ever judge her. My one suggestion to others would be: don't freak out like I did - get the counselling if you want it before you go ahead with the abortion.

How did you do the abortion?

We were young, old, fat, thin, rough, posh, alone or with sad looking partners - all of us were on a compassionately managed conveyor belt through the clinic. It was efficient and sad. I wish now I'd booked in for the counselling they offered me but inward in such a blind panic that I just wanted it over with.

What was your situation at this time?

I was so trapped - no family support, 3 month old relationship, contract at horrible employer about to end, too old really to have a 1st child, and no house of my own. And the father did not want it. It was a terrible time.

L'illegalità del suo aborto ha influenzato i suoi sentimenti?

No.

Come hanno reagito le altre persone al suo aborto?

My partner with relief - he never wanted it; Some friends were great, they were kind and understanding; Other people judged me - friendships ended.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

María

Jamás sabré si fue la mejor decisión, jamás lo podré conocer, pero en este…

Bryann Turner

It was the right decision for me at this time.

Catarina Fernando

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

Nthati

It was a difficult but necessary choice to have made.

Julia

Y fue lo mejor

Luka

Hice lo mejor que pude, estando bajo toda la presión del mundo.

Marcela

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

V

Minęło 5 miesięcy. Nie żałuję swojej decyzji, Ale żałuję że tak musiało się…

Sharon

I don't regret my abortion.

Claudia Aviles

i had an abortion, and 10 years later i became a mother. you have the right to…

Saraith saraith

Perdoneme mi bebe, te amare siempre!

S.M.J

Nunca imaginei que precisaria passar por isso

Miih Be

Dia 9 de Setembro de 2019 tive relação sexual desprotegida com meu noivo, ele…

Aldik

Niestety znalazłam się w sytuacji , gdy mój chłopak nie dopuszczał do myśli że…

Vanessa

yo conoci a los 14 años a un vigilante que trabajaba donde mi mama el era super…

Uma Mulher

Pra mim, fazer um aborto foi um ato de responsabilidade

Angy :)

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

Ania anonimowa

Odpowiednia pora.

CINTIA

Yo aborté y no me arrepiento de ello.