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2002 Netherlands (born in Portugal)

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I felt stupid for getting pregnant, guilty and irresponsible for not being more carefull with my body. I felt ashamed that something like that happened to me, because I'm not a teenager anymore and know how to not get pregnant. I felt afraid that I would damage my body, that it would hurt, but I was sure I didn't want to have a baby at that time and with that boyfriend.

How did you do the abortion?

It's was nothing special. No pain, no trauma, just a choice, just a medical procedure.

What was your situation at this time?

I would be unhappy, the child would be unhappy, my boyfriend would be unhappy.

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

Yes. It's much easier to make a decision when you know that you can get the right support and help for your choice.

How did other people react to your abortion?

Abortion is illegal in Portugal.

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Do you have children?

Bryann Turner

It was the right decision for me at this time.

Jen

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

Andrea

And it was just fine. I had just turned 20, and was living in a rented room in…

Lindseymae Mckay

My name is Lindseymae McKay. I will be 32 years old next week. I have a 6 year…

Jude

....because my pregnancy was unexpected and I did not want another child. My…

Carolina

Estou numa relação estável há 4 anos e há 2 parei de usar anticoncepcional…

sogoodtobebad stassia

Dziewczyny ! nie bójcie się ! nie taki diabeł straszny jak go malują. Jeżeli…

Susy

Yo interrumpí mi embarazo...

Jess

I had two...it was not a hard decision, and I'm glad I did it. Now, I'm a…

Tamsen Reid

I had an abortion because I did not want to be pregnant. I wasn't ready to…

Mickey

I was 22 turning 23 when I found out I was 4 weeks pregnant. The father and I…

Ary

Yo he abortado 4 veces.

Alexa

Ojala alguna vez me perdones... pero fue. La mejor decisión..

Daniela

Tengo una hija de 4 años, pero aun asi yo aborte este año.

Tanya

I was not in a stable relationship and was already raising a daughter on my own.

Allison

My abortion was 100% my choice.

Abril Violeta

cuando tenía 24 años, recién terminaba la licenciatura, estaba desempleada, en…

gladys

yo aborte ayer y aca estoy,un dia despues, contando mi experiencia para quien…