Jillybean

당신의 이야기를 공유합니다

Women's bodies belong only to us. Men, families, society, have no right to decide for us. The right to abortion is only a tiny part. It is a fundamental human right to understand our bodies, our sexuality, our feelings, periods, pregnancy, and menopause. It is our fundamental human right to enjoy good health, to contraception, to say "no", to choose when and with whom we wish to share our physical pleasure and love, to choose when and with whom to have a baby, or to choose not to have children. It is our right to have healthy babies, to be able to keep our babies, to have help and advice about childcare, to be free from fear, from bullying. It is our right to be beautiful or ugly, to stay at home or go out in the world. What a beautiful place the world will be for men, women and children when these rights are recognised for every women.

1980 United Kingdom

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I was concerned about denying the child the right to live. I wasn't then and am still not sure what I felt about it spiritually, but I prayed for the unborn child and wished for its soul, if it had one, to be born to parents who would be able to give it the love every human deserves. I felt it was a selfish decision but felt it was my right to make it, as my life was ahead of me and an unhappy / unwilling mother is not a good mother.

How did you do the abortion?

Despite all the support I felt pretty much alone, and for very many years did not feel I could talk about it. In the end I felt it was my duty to talk about it for the sake of other women, so they would not feel so alone. Clinically and medically it went very well, I was well taken care of. I did not suffer from depression afterwards, although it was not especially easy psychologically. It would have been preferable to have remembered to use the free contraception that was available to me in my country, but as one woman pointed out, we are only human, and we inevitably make mistakes.

What was your situation at this time?

I did not feel ready to have a child, and not with this boyfriend who I did not think would be my future husband. In fact I couldn't imagine myself as a mother and I didn't think I would give the baby the life it deserved. Since then, I have in fact never become a mother, and I am very happy with my choice.

다른 사람들은 당신의 낙태에 대해 어떻게 반응 했습니까?

I did not want to talk to many people about it. My boyfriend was extremely respectful of my right to choose, he took a back seat. He suggested I talk to another woman. I eventually spoke to one or two other people. All were supportive, no-one tried to influence my choice except one couple of friends who sincerely believed it would be bad for the unborn baby and for my karma. The clinic I went to offered me a truly honest counceling : I was asked to think about the reasons for AND against such a choice, to try to ensure I would not regret it later.

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What is your religion?

Lisal M. C

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

Génesis

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

Lili

I interrupted my early pregnancy

K

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

Laura

Fue una difícil decisión a pesar que no es mi primer aborto. Sé que tengo un…

violet

Zdarzały mi się już wcześniej spóźnione okresy, które skutkowały paniką i…

Willem Velthoven

I had several abortions. And children too!

michel

i'm irish, i had an abortion while living in the netherlands.

Sara

Siedziałam przed psychiatrą, opowiadając jej wydarzenia sprzed ostatnich…

Jora

Fiz um aborto e o momento foi muito delicado. Primeiro que fui procurar os…

Irina

Cuando miro para atrás, más se afirma la certeza de que hice lo correcto.

Lily

I had a medical abortion (the pill) with BPAS when I was just shy of 8 weeks.

mimi

mi aborto. siempre te voy a recordar pequeña semillita

Jéssica

RELATO DE UM ABORTO BEM SUCEDIDO DE UMA MULHER SEM NOME:
Nunca pensei que…

Silvia

Nunca arrepentida

Sarah Brown Sara

A pesar de que tengo la edad suficiente y una pareja estable y en planes de…