Marie

Deel je ervaring

I had an abortion. It's a choice I want available for every woman, for whatever reason they feel, because it's our bodies and our lives.

2007 United States (geboren in United States)

Hoe voelde je je over de abortus?

The second I saw the double line on the pregnancy test, I was on the internet researching my abortion options. There was never a doubt in my mind, and I am completely unapologetic for it. In this world full of starving, abused, unloved, uneducated, or unwanted children, I could never in good conscience contribute to the problem. I don't feel there is anything that should make a woman who chooses an abortion to feel guilty, ashamed or selfish.

How did you do the abortion?

Honestly, it was kind of surreal. I figured out I was pregnant nearly instantly, so the pregnancy was mere weeks along. When I was forced to endure a vaginal ultrasound and see the images, I was able to just see a cluster of cells. With the anesthesia, everything happened in a blink. I didn't really have any pain at all afterward, just some weirdness from the anesthesia. I chose the surgical abortion because I didn't want to risk an incomplete abortion with pills that would require surgical follow up.

What was your situation at this time?

I had never planned on having children in the first place. When I got pregnant, I had just bought a house and money was incredibly tight. I was going to school full-time AND working full-time. I had been with my boyfriend for just a few months, and we had a birth control failure. I was so unprepared to have a child and in the middle of working so hard to develop my education, career, and financial future. A child would have literally ruined all of that for me, in addition to keeping me tied to a man I would not have considered marrying for the rest of our lives.

Had de illegaliteit van je abortus invloed op je gevoelens?

It made the situation easier in that I was able to handle my pregnancy the way I chose without risking my health, safety, or anything else. I'm not sure what I could have done if I could not safely, easily, and legally access abortion, which is why I will always do everything I can to help support that right for women everywhere.

Hoe reageerden andere mensen op je abortus?

I did not tell a lot of people. A few friends were very judgmental, which made the situation even more uncomfortable. My boyfriend at the time was as relieved as I was to have the choice that allowed both of us to continue our lives the way we wanted to. I think the situation turned him into a bit of a feminist, once he understood that the situations where abortions are considered are not black-and-white and easy.

Do you have children?

What is your religion?

What is your religion?

Camila

Yo aborté los miedos, la pena, el vacío y el amor.

luz

getting thru the pain.

Sapphire

I had an abortion and it was worth it, absolutely no regrets.

Javiera

Yo aborte en Chile, en pandemia gracias a Wow

Renata

Calma, eu sei seu desespero. VAI DAR TUDO CERTO! #FORÇA

Valentina

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Candice

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Megan W.

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Suzanne

I made the best decision for me

Adriana

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Uma Mulher

Pra mim, fazer um aborto foi um ato de responsabilidade

Mandy Amanda

Hora de recomeçar

Virginie

À 32 ans, j'ai avorté parce que ce n'était pas le bon moment.

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Nami Tibbers

Não vi outra opção. Então tomei coragem e optei por um aborto.

Magda

To była moja decyzja!

Ianne

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