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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.

உங்கள் கருக்கலைப்புக்கு மற்றவர்கள் எவ்வாறு பதிலளித்தனர்?

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?

Anônima

Eu sobrevivi, você também vai

Godherself on Instagram

I had 4 abortions and I’m not ashamed

Naad

I had an abortion when I was 23 years old

Robbin

I had an abortion, and i should not have to hide it. My womb is still just fine.

Meri

The "choice" of medical termination is not accurate when it's used as a weapon…

Jen

I had an abortion and I'm so pleased that I had that option. I was only 18…

EV

I had an abortion and I do not regret my choice. It is very important to me to…

Emily

It isn't and shouldn't be as taboo as it is made out to be.

Luana Oliveira Jacob

Fiz um aborto - E me senti aliviada.Cada dia que me deito para dormir, fico…

Dolores Feffer

I had two.

No woman should ever have to justify a dessicion on her own body.

PatoPato Quire

Yo decidí por su libertad.

Brenda Rojas

Yo aborte, pero aunque no me siento orgullosa, tampoco me arrepiento.

Josefina Navas

A diferencia de muchas mujeres, yo al enterarme de que estaba embarazada y que…

Mariana C

Estava grávida de 08 semanas e não sabia!

JasminMisa

Abortar es tu elección!

Constanza Arely

El ser madre debe ser una decisión, una de las mejores experiencias que vive…

lolita

fui libre respecto esta decision