Anne

Deel je ervaring

I knew exactly what I wanted and needed- to be there for my kids, to find a job, to get settled in the new city. Not to have a third child.
It is mandatory in Germany to have a counseling before I could even go to a doctor. It was a very disturbing experience, the person trying to talk me into continuing the pregnancy. Then I struggled to find a doctor tp provide the abortion, run out of time to do it with pills. The doctors and nurses at the private (and expensive) clinic I finally found were treating me like shit, making me listen to the heartbeat against after I had asked them no to etc.
This made me realize what a long way we have to go. Experiencing the partriarchy on/at my own body was a surreal experience. Today I accompany friends and strangers in their abortions to make sure they are safe.

2018 Duitsland

Hoe voelde je je over de abortus?

How did you do the abortion?

the medical procedure is very easy and quick. the way how I was treated was the problem.

What was your situation at this time?

Had de illegaliteit van je abortus invloed op je gevoelens?

well it is still illegal here but not persecuted if you do the mandatory counseling and have it before 12 weeks. I could do it in a clinic which is a major privilege but the way how I was treated and how difficult I found the access to be showed very clear that the public opinion and the very fact that it is officially still considered a crime does play a big role.

Hoe reageerden andere mensen op je abortus?

once I started to share and speak up about my experience, more and more people shared their stories as well. I ended up going on stage and talking about it in a play. reactions from friends and family were positive. my mum told me she had an abortion too when she was my age, had to travel to a different country in the 70s because it was not possible here then.

legaal/illegaal

What is your religion?

Warrior

Sinceramente eu não imaginei que passaria por isso esse ano. Mas sabia que um…

Yaya

Elegí no ser madre

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

Eva Paradise

Aborté. Fue un alivio. Nunca me arrepentí. Hoy tengo dos hijos y puedo criarlos…

Zosia

Dowiedziałam się o mojej niechcianej ciąży podczas wizyty kontrolnej u…

Sunny

To była moja druga aborcja. Jak się okazało, była dużo łatwiejsza, z…

Luana Oliveira Jacob

Fiz um aborto - E me senti aliviada.Cada dia que me deito para dormir, fico…

Laura

Strength & Solidarity

María

Aborté y no me arrepiento. I do not regret my abortion.

Maru

Se puede acceder de forma legal

Machilla

“I had an abortion” will appear automatically, but please feel free to change…

Evelyn

I discovered I was pregnant. It was about 5 weeks and 4 days old. I did an…

Mayra

Yo aborté a las 7 semanas y fue la mejor decisión.

Grace Grace

Y no existe arrepentimiento.

sogoodtobebad stassia

Dziewczyny ! nie bójcie się ! nie taki diabeł straszny jak go malują. Jeżeli…

Bryann Turner

It was the right decision for me at this time.

Génesis

Hola. Esta es mi experiencia.
Tengo 17 años actualmente, no soy virgen pero…

Vivi Marquez

Comecei sentir enjoo e como minha menstruação era irregular,jamais suspeitei…