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.

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What is your religion?

Lisal M. C

It was a big decided that I made in my life. I had a complexity relationship…

Lucille 2

I had an abortion. I got pregnant from a brief relationship and very…

Lili

I interrupted my early pregnancy

laMaga

Pense en el bienestar de los 2

Jes

No fue facil pero lo hise y me ha hido muy bien! Fue mi mejor decición!

Raquel Monterrey

I spoke with the spirit of my child before my abortion. That spirit who was…

Julieta Iovaldi Curutchet

Decidí desde el principio no compartir esa experiencia con la pareja de ese…

Alex

Never felt so relieved in my life. I owe everything to planned parenthood and…

Cristina

No fue bueno pero fue lo mejor.

Won’t be named Won’t be named

I had an abortion a week after my twenty second birthday, I was five and a half…

Catalina

El Misotrol salvó mi vida

M C

Fiz um aborto de aproximadamente 4 semanas e tomei o cytotec que o amigo da…

Mariana Leitão

A tal história do “ engravidei por acidente” é real!

Mariana C

Estava grávida de 08 semanas e não sabia!

Amazomas

Yo aborte el día 10 de noviembre del 2015 dos días antes me había enterado de…

Wer

Tomé la decisión correcta, tal vez no justa, pero correcta.

Laura

Fue una difícil decisión a pesar que no es mi primer aborto. Sé que tengo un…

Carol .

Acabei de começar minha carreira, não quero ser mãe nesse momento

Jéssica Santos

Me submeti ao aborto!