Nik

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2012 Kanada

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

What was your situation at this time?

Hur reagerade andra på din abort?

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Dani

Because I NEEDED TO DO IT!
Some may say I was selfish, other may say I'm going…

P.

Wszystko zaczęło sie dosyć banalnie i nic nie zwiastowało, że wkrótce mogę sie…

M

At first i didn't know i was pregnant until i noticed i was vomiting a lot, but…

Constanza

Aborto seguro, entorno amoroso

Anonimowa

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

Manuela L

E não me arrependo.

a.

Początek był raczej standardowy - spóźnił mi się okres, zrobiłam test ciążowy

Magda

To była moja decyzja!

Emily

Bom, acabei de passar pelo procedimento e vim relatar a minha história para que…

Ianne

A cry of freedom for all women who are dictated by the mentality of the norms…

Guid

Não me arrependo!

Nathalia

Minha história começa com o sonho de cursar medicina no Brasil, o que é muito…

Paola XD

Yo aborté en Chile, donde es ilegal. Tengo 29 años. Lo hice con medicamentos, a…

Irina

Cuando miro para atrás, más se afirma la certeza de que hice lo correcto.

Anna

Nigdy nie sądziłam, że to powiem ale tak, miałam aborcję.
Historie innych…

Francisca

yo encauce mi destino...

B.

Uma decisão que precisa ser feita rápida porém pensada

Tatá

Fiz um aborto com 8 semanas. Eu me envolvi com um colega de trabalho, por um…