CJ Koivuniemi

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I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country known for its stance in abortion rights. At the time I was a product of my Catholic conservative upbringing, and I was not a supporter of abortion rights, to say the least. But when I took a pregnancy test, I knew I couldn't have a child in my current situation. I hadn't finished University, I had no money, I didn't have any help for a pregnancy and childbirth and rearing a child. I had an abortion through Women On Web four years ago and I finally feel like I can tell my story. It's been more than four years and having the power and autonomy to end a pregnancy and continue my individual life has continued to improve my life. I have a career, a partner, and things in my life that an unwanted pregnancy and child would have barred me from. I advocate for abortion rights because it's personal.

2014 Ireland

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

Painful but fortunately, no complications.

What was your situation at this time?

Adakah haramnya pengguguran anda mempengaruhi perasaan anda?

Yes. I felt trapped and lost, like there was no way out and death was the only option.

Bagaimana reaksi orang lain terhadap pengguguran anda?

My family doesn't know because if they knew, they would never speak to me again. My partner is supportive and validates how alone I felt. My therapist validates and listens and offers support and healing. No one else knows.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

violet

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

Juliette

j´ai avorté.

Ana

Fiz um aborto e não me arrependo. O meu desejo é que todas as mulheres tenham…

Aleja

Yo aborte. No fue una decisión fácil. No entraré en detalles del porqué tome la…

Camila Gray

I had an abortion,im having my abortion.

Rocio Rocio

14 semanas

PatoPato Quire

Yo decidí por su libertad.

Daniela

Yo aborté y es la mejor decisión que pude haber tomado.

Laura Helena

Olá meninas , me chamo Laura , tenho 21 anos ,uma filha linda de 2 aninhos e…

Liz Roldan

Porque mi situación económica era bulnerable y tenia otro hijo de 5 años al…

Silvia García

decidi abortar porque no tengo la economía para tener un hijo y hoy en día los…

Bárbara

Fiz o procedimento ontem e quero contar com riqueza de detalhes , por isso…

Aline Santos

Momento de confusão e angústia em minha vida. Mais após muita reflexão vi que…

Weronika

Dzien w którym potwierdzila sie moja ciaza był jak wyrocznia... Mam dużo swoich…

Lynne

Not prepared and so I have to make a difficult choice

Lola lopes

É um momento em que ninguém quer te ajudar, você se vê sozinha, confusa, triste

Belen

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