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?

Marcela

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Frances

Feeling like myself again

Sunny

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Jess

I had two...it was not a hard decision, and I'm glad I did it. Now, I'm a…

Hattie Ladd

I have had two abortions. The first one was when I was 20 and the second when I…

Kah

Decisões difíceis exigem coragem.

Ana Monteiro

Primeiramente, gostaria de dizer para você que procura por esses depoimentos

Vivian

I had an abortion 6 months ago.My boyfriend and I were not ready to have a baby.

M. .

Fiz um aborto e me sinto aliviada. Agradeço muito a toda a equipe do Women on…

lolita

fui libre respecto esta decision

Beth Smith

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

Kyky

Your Dreams Are Real, So Are Abortions.

Daisy

Miałam aborcję. I nie jestem z tego dumna.
19 lutego 2020 roku zrobiłam test…

Daniela

Tengo una hija de 4 años, pero aun asi yo aborte este año.

Uma Mulher

Pra mim, fazer um aborto foi um ato de responsabilidade

Paegan

I had a SUPER LATE abortion.