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 Ireland

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?

Ovplyvnila nezákonnosť vášho potratu vaše pocity?

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

Ako reagovali na váš potrat iní ľudia?

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?

Nicole

No estaba segura que iba ser de mi futuro.

María

Mi aborto.

Dani

Aborto a las 4 semanas, perdóname mi ángel.

Carol .

Acabei de começar minha carreira, não quero ser mãe nesse momento

Macarena

Yo aborte , con oxapros en Buenos Aires tengo 24 años

Maca

Tuve suerte...

Embrace So

aku aborsi karena aku tidak ingin mengecewakan banyak orang. pasangan saya sama…

Aldana

Una decisión que se tiñe de lucha

Ezzah candra

Untuk kebaikan semua anggota keluarga

F. B

Vivi 2 meses em um pesadelo

Daniela

My perception of so many things changed a lot with this experience and realised…

Carolina

Me enfrente a la injusticia de haber nacido mujer

Bom foi uma decisão bem complicada, porque eu nunca pensei em fazer isso. Eu…

María

Proceso duro,

violet

Zdarzały mi się już wcześniej spóźnione okresy, które skutkowały paniką i…

Katarzyna

Nie mogłam mieć dziecka z kilku powodów: jeszcze się uczę, chłopak w ogóle nie…

Cacau

O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.

Naad

I had an abortion when I was 23 years old