Ashley Engbrecht

Deel je ervaring

At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing more terrifying than someone taking your control from you in the most viscious way possible. As a result of this incident, I became pregnant. I was so ashamed and full of fear, as I didn't want this for myself or ask for it in any way. I didn't tell anyone but my mother. I didn't tell anyone as I feared backlash from friends who were clearly against it, but I knew what was right for me, and it was not to graduate high school carrying a child of rape. I was able to receive access to misoprostol at a planned parenthood facility. Two days later I miscarried in the most painful event I've ever experienced. My mother rushed me to the hospital to receive treatment. The judgement and negativity I received from certain nurses was almost unbearable, I am glad I was doped up on morphine for most of the night. All I felt from then on was shame.. Am I monster? I am now 23 years old and I look back, healed but scarred, and see what I have accomplished, who I've become, and who I will be because I had the opportunity and choice to change my destiny. I wasn't destined to be a mother at 17. Many times after my experience I had friends go through the same thing. Only then did I share my story for the first time and realize I wasn't alone. What I did should not be shamed. I will graduate from college in May and start graduate school for Early Childhood Education in the fall.

2010 Verenigde Staten

Hoe voelde je je over de abortus?

I felt so many different feelings at once. I was confident in my decision but I've never felt anything so heart wrenching in my life. It was still I tough choice, but one I am glad I made.

How did you do the abortion?

Painful, but I believe the pain I experienced is not common. I had no complications following the process.

What was your situation at this time?

Hoe reageerden andere mensen op je abortus?

I have kept it very much a secret. I have only told people who I knew would be supportive, as I feared ridicule. 6 years after the abortion, I finally told my father. He was very compassionate and supportive, which surprised me with his conservative views. Many of my family and friends to this day do not know.

legaal/illegaal

What is your religion?

Lili

I interrupted my early pregnancy

Jane

I had 2 abortions

Ezzah candra

Untuk kebaikan semua anggota keluarga

E. Souza

Espero que ajude outras mulheres, pois assim como eu, no desespero, procurei…

Kate

and I'm so relieved

mery elizabeth

tomando la decisión de mi vida

mimi

mi aborto. siempre te voy a recordar pequeña semillita

Key

I was too careless after meeting a guy when I was in a vulnerable period and…

Abree

Medical abortion at 9wks 5days

Daniela

No era el momento, no me arrepiento.

Andreita

yo aborte

Miqueyla

No me arrepiento de lo que hice. Abortar suena demasiado frío , asi que mejor…

YoungWoman from India

This website gave me the confidence that I could do it. It gave me all the…

Emily Mars

O pesadelo de uma gravidez indesejada.

Bryann Turner

It was the right decision for me at this time.

Fran

YO DECIDÍ

jaque

com dor e com culpa