Lora Fleming

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I had 3 abortions and as a medical student, I helped preform several abortions as well as seeing the results of "illegal" abortions

1989 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

in looking back I did feel guilty but so relieved -- also the persistent nausea I experienced with all 3 pregnancies stopped almost immediately which was huge - and now many years later I still feel such relief and I feel such fear about what is happening in the US and other places right now -- all women deserve a safe accessible inexpensive choice

How did you do the abortion?

it was relatively quick with some physical pain and major emotional pain even with supportive partner -- the nurses were empathetic but the doctors (could be my projection) seemed distant and cold

What was your situation at this time?

I had one daughter and a very busy and fulfilling career and life and I did not want to have more children -- it was in some ways a "selfish" decision but one that I am glad I was able to make and obtain a safe abortion without major financial or health costs

Ovplyvnila nezákonnosť vášho potratu vaše pocity?

I felt incredibly lucky -- as a college student before becoming a physician I had worked in a public hospital in Arequipa Peru where women were brought when they had unfinished "illegal" abortions -- they were denounced by the healthcare providers because it was illegal and often not given any pain medicines -- and they had many horrible long term consequences including infections, infertility, chronic pain and this continues https://radioambulante.org/en/audio-en/we-decide as well as we will see more of this in the US and beyond and I try to support groups like planned parenthood, the reproductive rights foundation, women on waves, women on web

Ako reagovali na váš potrat iní ľudia?

In general with support and love although distinctly an issue especially from the physician who did 2 of these abortions that "3 is too many"

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Yasmin Silva

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Julia

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elena

interrumpi un embarazo de 6 semanas

diana

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Jude

....because my pregnancy was unexpected and I did not want another child. My…

Jen

I had an abortion and I'm so pleased that I had that option. I was only 18…

Cristina

No fue bueno pero fue lo mejor.

Ola

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Ammy

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

baby t

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

Manuella Silva

Grávida aos 18.


Olá. Vim contar pra voces minha experiencia com aborto.
Eu ficava…

Machilla

“I had an abortion” will appear automatically, but please feel free to change…

Guid

Não me arrependo!

Grace Grace

Y no existe arrepentimiento.

Jess

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

Van Nessa

I had an abortion.

Fernanda

Yo aborté y soy una chica libre

Maria

La decisión es tuya enlo que sigue te acompañamos