CJ Koivuniemi

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I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country known for its stance in abortion rights. At the time I was a product of my Catholic conservative upbringing, and I was not a supporter of abortion rights, to say the least. But when I took a pregnancy test, I knew I couldn't have a child in my current situation. I hadn't finished University, I had no money, I didn't have any help for a pregnancy and childbirth and rearing a child. I had an abortion through Women On Web four years ago and I finally feel like I can tell my story. It's been more than four years and having the power and autonomy to end a pregnancy and continue my individual life has continued to improve my life. I have a career, a partner, and things in my life that an unwanted pregnancy and child would have barred me from. I advocate for abortion rights because it's personal.

2014 Ирландия

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

Painful but fortunately, no complications.

What was your situation at this time?

Незаконность аборта повлияла на ваши чувства?

Yes. I felt trapped and lost, like there was no way out and death was the only option.

Как другие люди отреагировали на ваш аборт?

My family doesn't know because if they knew, they would never speak to me again. My partner is supportive and validates how alone I felt. My therapist validates and listens and offers support and healing. No one else knows.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Paula Paula

Miałam aborcję... to była trudna decyzja, nigdy nie zapomnę...

Emi

Fiz um aborto porque adoro crianças e acredito que só podemos deixar um…

Beth

No estaba 10% segura pero lo hice,
Yo aborte.

Morrigan

I don't regret it. It was one of the wisest decisions I ever made in my life. I'…

Beth Smith

I was with my parter for three and a half years when i fell pregnant. I was…

Bobbie

The first time I was too young the next I was old enough to know I had no right…

Beta

La única opción

CINTIA

Yo aborté y no me arrepiento de ello.

Adhi

Saya masih duduk di kelas 3 SMA saat melakukan aborsi. Saya sudah pacaran…

Irlanda

Sabia lo que hacia, nunca dude, y sigo creyendo que fue lo mejor para mi y para…

Emily

Bom, acabei de passar pelo procedimento e vim relatar a minha história para que…

Ani

Yo aborté, a mis 25 años y en Chile. No es menor, es un país institucionalmente…

Alice

Nunca imaginei que tomaria essa decisão, mas foi melhor no momento...

Bárbara

Fiz o procedimento ontem e quero contar com riqueza de detalhes , por isso…

serenity

DECISIONES!!