Medical abortion, 19 years old
2014 Verenigde Staten
Hoe voelde je je over de abortus?
Although it was probably the right choice to make for my future, I have felt very guilty about it and still cry about it months later. I keep seeing the little fingers in my mind and I just break down. I feel empty and seeing little kids sometimes makes me feel angry or sad. I'm not sure how to get over this. I could not continue my relationship with the would-be father because he did not feel the same sadness I felt and it made me so angry because I couldn't understand how not. Sometimes I get upset that nobody tried to convince me to not get the abortion, although I am not certain that would have changed anything.
How did you do the abortion?
It was pretty painful, especially the first day and I was very nauseated and bled for several weeks. At eight weeks pregnant, I almost missed the cutoff date to be able to have the medical procedure, I'm not sure if i could have gone through with the surgical one. I was fortunate to be able to do the process by myself instead with doctors I don't know, and also I consider myself lucky because I was able to see the baby after it passed and give the baby a final resting place of my choosing.
What was your situation at this time?
I chose to have an abortion because everyone seemed to think it was the best choice as I still have a lot of education to go and am not very well-off financially.
Had de illegaliteit van je abortus invloed op je gevoelens?
Well it was legal so no.
Hoe reageerden andere mensen op je abortus?
Everyone I told thought that it was the "smartest choice" to make at that point in my life and they were very supportive.
What is your religion?
Sou dona de mim.
This is how it went for me
I had a painful abortion
O pesadelo de uma gravidez indesejada.
Lo hice en un país en el cual es ilegal, por lo que tuve que acceder al mercado…
Por un aborto libre, seguro y gratuito.
Descobri que estava grávida no primeiro mês de atraso da menstruação, sempre…
Cuando miro para atrás, más se afirma la certeza de que hice lo correcto.
I had an abortion, so that I could heal.
Tak, miałam aborcję
Yo aborte, pero aunque no me siento orgullosa, tampoco me arrepiento.
Mi futuro, mi familia
Tengo una hija de 4 años, pero aun asi yo aborte este año.
La historia, tal cual, detrás mi aborto
ABORTAR PARA SER "LIBRES" NUEVAMENTE
Grow Yourself, Before You Grow a Baby.