At the age of 15 I was told that I would likely never be able to get pregnant because of serious anomalies in my reproductive organs. At the age of 18, I got pregnant. I was in my first year at university, and I knew the only option for me was to have an abortion. I was so fortunate that the procedure was legal and that every person I encountered throughout the experience was professional and non-judgmental. I have two children and my first granddaughter was born just three weeks ago. Had I not had the abortion, I would never have moved to Poland and started my family. All abortion in my adopted country is now virtually illegal. Abortion is basic health care and a basic human right. The actions of the Polish government are shameful and an outrage in the twenty-first century.
1982 United States
What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?
I was determined to have the abortion, but I was also scared. In the years immediately following the abortion, I would sometimes reflect on what the baby/child might have been like, but I always knew the time would come for me to start a family when I was in the right position to do so. I have no regrets and am grateful that I had a choice.
How did you do the abortion?
I had serious reproductive tract anomalies that meant the abortion cold not be performed in the clinic as was first planned. I was referred to a hospital for the abortion, and this meant having to arrange financial assistance, which took a few weeks. The waiting was hard, but every person I encountered was respectful of my decision, professional, and non-judgmental. I wish this is how it was for all people seeking to terminate a pregnancy wherever they are in the world.
What was your situation at this time?
다른 사람들은 당신의 낙태에 대해 어떻게 반응 했습니까?
I was supported by my friends and healthcare providers. Later, when I told my mother about the abortion she was also supportive and loving. I have never regretted my decision.
What is your religion?
Era apenas uma menina de 16 anos, não usava anticoncepcional mantinha relação…
MI DECISIÓN, MI CUERPO, JUSTICIA PARA LAS MUJERES.
I had an abortion
Aliviada y triste pero no arrepentida
Because I could barely provide for the child I had already.
La vdd no creo que sea malo soy una mujer casada y tengo un precioso hijo pero…
Myślałam, że będzie gorzej, na szczęście cały czas była ze mną moja druga…
Si se lo pudiera decir a alguien sin que me juzgue no me sentiría así
Ich bin froh über die Entscheidung
Mam dziecko, dom, męża zdecydowałam się na aborcję.
Supe de mi embarazo el 19 de enero de 2018 por una ecografía transvaginal que…
I had an abortion 6 months ago.My boyfriend and I were not ready to have a baby.
My abortions defined my life choices for decades
No me arrepiento
Yo aborte , con oxapros en Buenos Aires tengo 24 años
Usunęłam ciąże i na razie nie żałuję.
Yo he abortado 4 veces.