Zoe

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I had an abortion. It was a stressful time, I am glad it is all behind me. My friends were very supportive. I am left angry with society that forces women to feel shame, pain, and guilt, forces them into secrecy. How dare they torture women in such a way.

2014 United Kingdom

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I wish there were a few more positive emotions to choose from. I feel mostly that I was forced to feel a certain way by internalised abortion stigma, an this leaves me so angry. After a little time I am was able to rid myself completely of all the negative, self blame feelings. I am now very open about my abortion, in that I would not lie about it or hide it were it to arise in a conversation in some way. Of course, sometimes, even with some friends, there is fear on how they will react, and annoyance that maybe, probably, internally they do judge you a little.

How did you do the abortion?

It was quick. I had to go to the hospital to get the pill that induces menstruation. I had to be there until the foetus came out and the nurse checked it. I understand that it is to make sure everything went well, but I was a horrible experience to go to the hospital and stay there in the cold room, bleeding incredibly, and then get home again weakened. I want abortion pills to be legally available for use at home. Give women some credit!

What was your situation at this time?

I just could not.

낙태의 불법 성이 감정에 영향을 미쳤습니까?

It is only legal in my country until the 12th week, which I think is too short. The stigma is so strong that it forced me into secrecy, and only now that I am a little older (I was 20 at the time) I have absolutely no weird thoughts and am completely at peace with my experience. Well, not at peace, because I am left with this anger I described before. Stigmatisation is on the rise again, where right wing extremist control most media and propagate a message that equals abortion with murder, genocide and presents women as unreflected, one dimensional infants, mentally too limited to think about their actions. How dare they.

다른 사람들은 당신의 낙태에 대해 어떻게 반응 했습니까?

I only told one friend and my partner at the time, I was too ashamed to tell my family or close friends. This need to lie and isolation, disgusts me, why does it have to be this way? I only told most of them, my sister, and all close friends and new partner about it a year later. I was met with so much love and admiration for my strenght. I wish I had told them as soon as I knew I was pregnant, it would have helped me. But the fear to be judged was too deeply hammered into me.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Riki

We're not monsters!

Cacau

O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.

Ezzah candra

Untuk kebaikan semua anggota keluarga

Monoirmarie

Yo aborté porque es mi derecho

Sofia Ignatius

I had abortion n all went well

Alma en busca de libertad

MI DECISIÓN, MI CUERPO, JUSTICIA PARA LAS MUJERES.

Bruna

Se fosse legalizado, sofreria menos. Seria diferente

Kristina Brandon

‪#‎StandWithPP‬ I never wanted kids. I got pregnant in college when I was 17.

Paula

i had an abortion

Natália

Estava grávida de quase 12 semanas.

Anonimowa

Dokonałam tego co jest zakazane w tym kraju. Nie czuję się winna.

Eveline BANGOURA

Bonjour je partage avec vous mon expérience aujourd'hui jeune fille de 18ans…

Kate

and I'm so relieved

Katie

Nie klasyczna wpadka. Brane pigulki nie zadzialaly. Za duzy miks z innymi…

Typh N

C'est une décision difficile qui fait mal au corps au coeur à l'âme mais la…

Missy

My story - at 6 weeks and 5 days

Tiffany

I am still healing from my decision - it really is a wide range of emotions.