Nik

Condividi la tua storia

2012 Canada

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

What was your situation at this time?

Come hanno reagito le altre persone al suo aborto?

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Génesis

Hola. Esta es mi experiencia.
Tengo 17 años actualmente, no soy virgen pero…

Jess

I had two...it was not a hard decision, and I'm glad I did it. Now, I'm a…

Francisca

yo encauce mi destino...

Veronica

Yo aborté a las 5 semanas. Yo decidí.

Laura

I had a surgical abortion at Planned Parenthood in Beacon, NY at 4 weeks.

Jessica

No estaba lista para ser madre, no se si algún día lo estaré.

Tanya

I was not in a stable relationship and was already raising a daughter on my own.

Guid

Não me arrependo!

Lisal M. C

It was a big decided that I made in my life. I had a complexity relationship…

Magda

Może jestem bez serca ale niczego nie żałuję. ja chyba nie nadaję się na matkę…

Jedna z Tysiecy

Kiedy nie chcesz dziecka, i wiesz, ze tak musi byc.

gdy twoj ex partner z…

Freedom77

I was lucky enough to be able to have an NHS surgical termination at 8 weeks.

Vale

Mi hijo se transformó en una estrella.
Ahora veo a los demás de otra manera.
A…

Ammy

Yo he estado en las dos caras de la moneda, cuando tenia 16 años quede…

Sol

Macierzyństwo nie jest dla każdego

Mam już 30 lat, męża, stabilną sytuację…

Andrea

It's your choice.

Felicia

I had an abortion, so that I could heal.

Anne Jellinek

I had two abortions in my life: one when I was 21 and newly married and one 8…

Rike

It was a birthday

Monika Koźlecka

Miałam aborcję medyczną i cieszę się, że mogłam z niej skorzystać. Uważam, iż…