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I had an abortion and never talked about it with anyone

2002 United States (narodzony Mexico)

Jakie uczucia ci towarzyszyły?

I am surprised at how long I have carried these feelings with me. In part I think it's because I never grieved properly, was in denial and threw myself into intense activity, working and studying as if my life depended on it. I also never really got to talk about it because of shame or not wanting to make people feel uncomfortable. I am just starting to realize that I need to do the grieving process properly in order to be able to heal. I don't feel guilty though, and I know it was the right decision. If anything I just wish I had taken better care of my emotions and made sure I had some support. I'm glad to have realized this now and started my healing process.

Jaką metodą wykonałaś aborcję?

I tried first with herbs, a very intense schedule drinking infusions every 4 hours, even through the night, for 2 weeks. I had cramping and other reactions, but was unsuccessful. So I decided to go to a clinic. By then I was 6 weeks pregnant.

W jakiej byłaś wtedy sytuacji?

I felt like I had no support in the world and didn't feel capable of being a parent on my own and give a child a good life. I didn't want to carry a baby to term and give it away in adoption because I thought that would be even more painful.

Czy nielegalność twojej aborcji wpłynęła na twoje uczucia?

Abortion in Mexico was illegal back then, not sure how it is now. But the illegality definitely made me feel scared. I decided to travel to the US in order to not have to deal with any of the back street horror stories you hear about.

Jak inni ludzie zareagowali na twoją aborcję?

My boyfriend at the time wanted us to never tell anyone, so I didn't. But this in time made it more painful. I am still afraid of people's reactions.

Jakiego jesteś wyznania?

Jakiego jesteś wyznania?

Mitzi .

I had an abortion. And i know that was the best choice.

Camila

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

Agnieszka

Miałam aborcję - nie żałuję

P. C.

Fiz um aborto e senti vergonha de Deus, mas fiquei aliviada.

Jennifer

Sin duda ha sido la decisión más difícil que he tomado en lo que llevo de vida

xjustynax

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ana maria Duque

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Sarah

Because I could barely provide for the child I had already.

Alma en busca de libertad

MI DECISIÓN, MI CUERPO, JUSTICIA PARA LAS MUJERES.

Meaghan

I want to change the world.

M. .

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J D

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Paula

i had an abortion

Maleja

Yo aborté.

Lu

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Andy

Decidí sobre mi futuro.