Anne

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I knew exactly what I wanted and needed- to be there for my kids, to find a job, to get settled in the new city. Not to have a third child.
It is mandatory in Germany to have a counseling before I could even go to a doctor. It was a very disturbing experience, the person trying to talk me into continuing the pregnancy. Then I struggled to find a doctor tp provide the abortion, run out of time to do it with pills. The doctors and nurses at the private (and expensive) clinic I finally found were treating me like shit, making me listen to the heartbeat against after I had asked them no to etc.
This made me realize what a long way we have to go. Experiencing the partriarchy on/at my own body was a surreal experience. Today I accompany friends and strangers in their abortions to make sure they are safe.

2018 Germany

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

the medical procedure is very easy and quick. the way how I was treated was the problem.

What was your situation at this time?

Ovplyvnila nezákonnosť vášho potratu vaše pocity?

well it is still illegal here but not persecuted if you do the mandatory counseling and have it before 12 weeks. I could do it in a clinic which is a major privilege but the way how I was treated and how difficult I found the access to be showed very clear that the public opinion and the very fact that it is officially still considered a crime does play a big role.

Ako reagovali na váš potrat iní ľudia?

once I started to share and speak up about my experience, more and more people shared their stories as well. I ended up going on stage and talking about it in a play. reactions from friends and family were positive. my mum told me she had an abortion too when she was my age, had to travel to a different country in the 70s because it was not possible here then.

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What is your religion?

Emilia Aguilera

Tuve un embarazo inesperado y por una medicación que tomo de por vida, mi hijo…

Violet

la verdad nunca paso por mi mente que a mi me sucedería algo así, siempre pensé…

Anonimowa

Dokonałam tego co jest zakazane w tym kraju. Nie czuję się winna.

michel

i'm irish, i had an abortion while living in the netherlands.

Aneta

Witam gdy tylko dowiedzialam sie że jestem w ciąży zalamałam się bo dwojke…

Sisi

Nunca imagine tomar esa decisión...

Cela B

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Nat

Zawsze miałam bolesne miesiączki, wiec spodziewałam się, ze będzie naprawdę…

Fer

100% segura

Chinchulina

I come from a country where abortion is legal but due to my personal…

Maria

La decisión más difícil de mi vida

Laura

Desde que confirmé el embarazo, pensé cómo podría llevar a cabo el aborto.

Andrea

And it was just fine. I had just turned 20, and was living in a rented room in…

A R

Jest noc. @ dni temu o tej porze, leżałam w łazience myśląc, że chyba umieram.

Laura

Fiz um aborto com 21 anos, foi uma escolha que sempre lembrarei e que modificou…

sogoodtobebad stassia

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