Regina Powell

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I had an abortion and I'm about to have another.

2001 United States (родившийся United States)

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I feel somewhat disappointed in myself for having made irresponsible decisions that got me pregnant. But as far as having an abortion goes, I feel proud of myself for having made a decision and stuck to it. *I* am in charge of my own destiny and my own life. I feel lucky to have been raised without shame, and wish I could share that with other women who have a harder time.

How did you do the abortion?

I am very grateful to live in a liberal state where abortion services are many. The clinic was staffed entirely by very nice women, who were supportive and even joked with me. They explained everything that was going on, and one woman was there just to hold my hand. The pain was about equal to a bad period, although I got hot and a little queasy at one point. I went back to work 2 days later. I'm about to get my second, which will be with medicines instead of surgery. I came to this site to read about people's experience with the medical abortions. Thank you for sharing.

What was your situation at this time?

I don't know if my mindset is common, but I had made up my mind in my early teens what I would do if I became pregnant by accident. I also grew up in foster care, so I saw so many examples of what happens when people who aren't prepared have children. I am neither financially nor emotionally ready to raise a person. I also have a few different health problems that would make carrying a pregnancy to term difficult, if not impossible or life-threatening.

Как другие люди отреагировали на ваш аборт?

My partner at the time was very supportive, but had a harder time emotionally. My friends were very good to me. I was harassed at the clinic by protesters (most of whom were men!), but I probably reacted very immaturely and was kind of rude to them.

Do you have children?

What is your religion?

Francisca

yo encauce mi destino...

andrea ka

Yo aborte

Ammy

Yo he estado en las dos caras de la moneda, cuando tenia 16 años quede…

mary cry

pior momento de minha vida

Lise

I had an abortion and I don't regret it. It was a hard decision but one I knew…

maly min

Si, yo una vez estuve embarazada, de eso no hace mucho y cuando me entere llore…

Gemma

The best decision for me.

Fernanda

Hola mi nombre es fernanda tengo 23 años y mi historia comenzo cuando un condon…

paola paola

Yo aborté

Canela

Me hice un aborto porque no quería ser madre en ese momento.

M C

Fiz um aborto de aproximadamente 4 semanas e tomei o cytotec que o amigo da…

Anonimowa

Dwie kreski...Te dwie czerwone kreski na białym papierku były jak kubeł zimnej…

Alice

This is how it went for me

Godherself on Instagram

I had 4 abortions and I’m not ashamed

María

Yo aborte

baby t

i had 2 abortions first 1 when i was 16 i knew i was ready to have a child or…

Yukino

Yo aborte