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I was extremely lucky to find a safe place for my abortion.

2007 Philippines

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

I had been to several OB-GYNs in hospitals. I told them I didn't want to and could not have a child but of course, they couldn't do anything because of the law here. Finally, at around 7 wks, I went to an NGO with a couple of female relatives. I felt extremely lucky because one of my relatives works in women's rights so we were able to go to an NGO with a real doctor and a counselor who interviewed me to make sure I was firm in my decision. They made me feel like they understood my predicament as I was young and very incapable of having a child. It's still highly illegal in this country so they were all understandably cautious and destroyed my ultrasound pictures and records. The procedure itself hurt and lasted maybe 20 minutes. I wasn't under general anesthesia but the nurses held my hand and told me to breathe. It felt good having all these women surrounding me. Afterwards, I was able to rest for a while in a lying-in room. My relationship with the father was no good though it lasted a couple more years (covertly) after my abortion. I'm happy I had it and I have no regrets over having it done. I only wish I could have spared my family the heartache and trouble.

What was your situation at this time?

ඔබේ ගබ්සාව නීති විරෝධී වීම ඔබේ හැඟීම්වලට බලපෑවාද?

Yes. I carried a lot of anger and guilt over it because I didn't feel it was fair that only a few people could afford or even find a safe place to carry out their abortion. And I was one of those few.

ඔබේ ගබ්සාවට අනෙක් අය ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්වූයේ කෙසේද?

People were supportive/indifferent/sad. Only a few knew because it's illegal here

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Grace Grace

Y no existe arrepentimiento.

mela

Vivire por ti mi pequeño angel

Camila

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

Nami Tibbers

Não vi outra opção. Então tomei coragem e optei por um aborto.

Eva Paradise

Aborté. Fue un alivio. Nunca me arrepentí. Hoy tengo dos hijos y puedo criarlos…

Cindy Rios

Yo aborte porque no estaba en el momento adecuado para tener un hijo, mi madre…

Mariela

Aunque me cueste decirlo, yo aborté

Ewa Izabela

I am pro-choice

P

...Lo quería pero no podía

Gemma

The best decision for me.

CINTIA

Yo aborté y no me arrepiento de ello.

aileen

I have had two abortions

Typh N

C'est une décision difficile qui fait mal au corps au coeur à l'âme mais la…

Camila Gray

I had an abortion,im having my abortion.

Anna Cavalcante

Olá, o meu nome é Anna, eu fiquei grávida aos 18 anos, e devido à minha idade

Malwina

To była bardzo trudna decyzja ale w tamtej chwili nie potrafiłam sobie…