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.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Daniela Moraes

É fácil defender o aborto das outras. Difícil é decidir quando a gente precisa…

Lucía

Mis 2 ángeles

Natalia M

Yo aborté, y no me arrepiento.

Andy

Decidí sobre mi futuro.

Magdalena Kozakiewicz

I had an abortion

María

Aborté y no me arrepiento. I do not regret my abortion.

Laura

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

JasminMisa

Abortar es tu elección!

Esperanza

El adiós más difícil.

paola paola

Yo aborté

Maja

Usunęłam ciąże i na razie nie żałuję.

Emi

Fiz um aborto porque adoro crianças e acredito que só podemos deixar um…

Frances

Feeling like myself again

Jessica

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

Lindsay Millett

I had an abortion

Daniela

Y lo volvería a hacer, habia terminado con mi ex pololoy el era super…

Emily

10 years ago, at age 32, I had an abortion. The pregnancy was unplanned and I…