Regina Powell

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

2001 United States (ඉපදුනේ 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.

ඔබේ ගබ්සාවට අනෙක් අය ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්වූයේ කෙසේද?

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?

Bárbara

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

aileen

I have had two abortions

Mariafe Fer

Mi buena experiencia con el Misoprostol en un pais donde es ilegal abortar…

Vanessa

Cuando tenia 18 años me hice un aborto con citotec.Quede embarazada aunque…

Macarena

Yo aborte , con oxapros en Buenos Aires tengo 24 años

Delia

I had an abortion and it changed my life, for better and for worse.

Jade

No me arrepiento

Gadzinka

Moja aborcja przemineła tak jak miała , wziełam tabletki potem dojadałam .

Annabelle Carton

j´ai eu un avortement

Jessica

No estaba lista para ser madre, no se si algún día lo estaré.

Liz

Eu tinha 22 anos, minha menstruação atrasou e meus seios estavam muito inchados.

Liz Hoffman

Passando pra deixar meu relato, pois sei que vai ajudar muitas mulheres que…

Beta

La única opción

Ammy

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

Jamie

And I am so happy! I am so lucky that I had the choice to have an abortion! The…