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What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I have many conflicting feelings. In many ways, by getting pregnant, I realized how much I want children, a family, as one of my lifelong goals. I knew I could not provide the type of home I want to raise a family in during that at that time in my life. In many ways my inner dissidence about my decision over the last 10 years has caused me emotional strife and turmoil. Sometimes questioning, what if? I don't expect that to ever change, as I feel I can not openly mourn the loss of the little one that I know I someday want. But with time I realized...why put a question mark where god put a period?

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion and something went wrong with the first attempt, so I had to come back one week later to have the procedure repeated. The doctor told me it was because I had a "heart shaped uterus." The week in between was filled with anxiety, guilt, and fear that I would never be able to bear children in the future. Once it was all done, I was absolutely relieved. I learned actually how strong I could be, and about how I do desire children, when I am ready for them.

What was your situation at this time?

I had just turned 18 and graduated from high school. I had plans of attending University in the fall, and saw my dreams crashing down with this unplanned pregnancy. I could not bear the idea of having a child without having enough money in my bank account to pay rent, and without the education to get a well paying job. I want a child when I am able to provide a life with opportunity, with stability and love. At that time in my life I was just learning what being an adult was about.

Hur reagerade andra på din abort?

I kept my abortion secret from my family and most of my friends for years. Two of my girlfriends who knew took accompanied me to Planned Parenthood. One said, "this is what you need to do for yourself."

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What is your religion?

squaine123

Not in this alone

Renata

Calma, eu sei seu desespero. VAI DAR TUDO CERTO! #FORÇA

Fernanda

Descobri que estava grávida no dia do meu aniversário, na época, sem nenhum…

AM

I had a surgical, had two kids, and then had medical abortion.

Angel

Nunca me senti tão sozinha

Daisy

Miałam aborcję. I nie jestem z tego dumna.
19 lutego 2020 roku zrobiłam test…

L

My abortions defined my life choices for decades

Nami

porque mi situación económica era pésima, al igual que la de mi pareja, ninguno…

Anônima

Eu sobrevivi, você também vai

Ella

I was so scared but it was right and I know deep in my heart now.

Mary

I can now carry on with life.

Karen vargas

Yo Decidí

Alaska Young

A veces es necesario.

M C

Fiz um aborto de aproximadamente 4 semanas e tomei o cytotec que o amigo da…

Aguaperdida Pam

Fue una decisión muy difícil pero estoy segura de que fue la mejor.
Un embarazo

Fanti. Alexandra

Sentí y decidí.

kate swanson

I didn't intend it to, but safe, legal abortion played a huge part in my family…

Luna

Fiz um aborto - E foi a melhor decisão que eu podia ter tomado para a minha…

Cacau

O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.