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I had an abortion

1993 Argentina

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I felt very lonely, guilty, trapped and extremely stupid for getting pregnant. I was too young, studying, just broken up with that boyfriend. I carried the guilt and shame for over 20 years, didn't talk about till now in my 40s, have suffered depression because I couldn't deal with it. I wish these pills or information had been available to me. I wouldn't have suffered so much. It is only now that I realise how often women go through it, how it is my right and my choice. I don't regret my abortion at all. Now I have an education, degrees, a job and a beautiful family.

How did you do the abortion?

It was an illegal clinic but at least there were proper doctors performing it. I had no complications but huge emotional scars.

What was your situation at this time?

உங்கள் கருக்கலைப்பு சட்டவிரோதமானது உங்கள் உணர்வுகளை பாதித்ததா?

Yes. Of course, my guilt was unbearable. I felt like a criminal and had no way to share my burden.

உங்கள் கருக்கலைப்புக்கு மற்றவர்கள் எவ்வாறு பதிலளித்தனர்?

I didn't really talk about it at the time. Both of my closest friends were supportive. Both were medical students. Another friend was against it and preached on on.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Cs

Porque la situación lo requería

Chinchulina

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Veronica

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A .

16 semanas de terror

Julia

Uratowałam sobie życie

Lucille 2

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amelia belle

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Mari

Fiz a melhor escolha.

Macarena

Yo aborte , con oxapros en Buenos Aires tengo 24 años

Karolina

Miałam aborcję

Katarzyna

Nie mogłam mieć dziecka z kilku powodów: jeszcze się uczę, chłopak w ogóle nie…

andrea

A mi ángel

Liz Roldan

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Cacau

O aborto é uma escolha apenas da MULHER.

Daria

Mam 17 lat i jestem z moim chłopakiem od lutego. Aborcji dokonałam z wczoraj na…

EV

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Mariana Leitão

A tal história do “ engravidei por acidente” é real!

Sara

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