Despite the intense feelings I've had since, I know it was the right thing to do.
I was eighteen, in a relationship with a man twenty years my senior. He had convinced me to experiment with unprotected sex because it is more enjoyable for him. As young and as inexperienced as I was, I agreed; and when it became habit, I did not have the confidence to stand up for myself.
What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?
I have never doubted my pro-choice stance, and I still don't. I guess I just never thought I would have to make such a choice. In the years since, while I am still sure I did the right thing, I have nonetheless experienced feelings of fear, grief, moments of uncertainty, and anxiety or paranoia around sexual acts. I continue to use writing and psychological support to work through my remaining negative feelings.
How did you do the abortion?
At the hospital, a nurse stands beside the whole time in case there's a problem, also chatting to keep you busy and alert. It was painful... there was one particular moment I felt a very sharp pain in my abdomen, but it was over not long after. The other women who were in the recovery room with me were able to leave after the one hour of supervision, but for some reason I was going through constant extreme cramping and I was given another dose of a painkiller/sedative, and ended up staying for an extra hour. After that I recovered with no complications of any kind.
What was your situation at this time?
It was very clear from the moment I took a pregnancy test, that given my life, my plans, my identity at that time, I had been in a secret relationship with a man twice my age who was not willing to be a father... I could not have a child.
Bagaimana reaksi orang lain terhadap pengguguran anda?
The people that knew, such as my mother -- she took me to the clinic, He was not part of it -- all were supportive to me, and expressed more anger/disappointment with my partner. Still very few people know, but those who did find out were sure to tell me that they supported to no matter what, and all that matters is for me to be okay.
What is your religion?
I had an abortion and I'm about to have another.
Aborté. Fue un alivio. Nunca me arrepentí. Hoy tengo dos hijos y puedo criarlos…
Mi aborto lo hice a los 14años hoy tengo una hija de 23 años y un hijo de 17…
Esto marcó mi vida, pero agradezco a Dios por esta segunda oportunidad
Your a strong women!
Oi amigas, primeiramente gostaria de dizer que eu entendo exatamente o quê…
J'ai arrêté un processus de vie
pior momento de minha vida
Miałam aborcję - nie żałuję
yo conoci a los 14 años a un vigilante que trabajaba donde mi mama el era super…
To była słuszna decyzja.
Yo aborte con 5 semanas de gestacion !! No ago responsable a nadie yo me ago…
I had an abortion and I do not regret my choice. It is very important to me to…
Dokonałam tego co jest zakazane w tym kraju. Nie czuję się winna.
Bueno yo aborte por que no encontré otra salida...
A principios de diciembre del…
My life became changed
The decision was easy, but the emotions were not.
The person who got me…
Y aunque todos los días piense que podría haber sido, fue la mejor decisión…
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