Nik

Share your story

2012 Canada

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?

Ano ang reaksyon ng ibang tao sa iyong pagpapalaglag?

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?

Laura

Fue la mejor decicion para todos pero eso no cambia que yo amaba a mi bebe

Cristina

No fue bueno pero fue lo mejor.

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Sara

Abortar era la decisión que debía tomar...

Bryann Turner

It was the right decision for me at this time.

Brenda

Having an abortion was the right thing for my family.

carmilla

J'ai avorté quand j'avais 18 ans. Je ne le regrette pas, je suis fière d'avoir…

Zuzanna

To była słuszna decyzja.

Jéssica Santos

Me submeti ao aborto!

Anonimowa

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

Regina Kunst

Aku memutuskan untuk aborsi karena pada saat itu, aku masih menempuh S3 dan…

Lily

I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed

Anonimowa

Dwie kreski...Te dwie czerwone kreski na białym papierku były jak kubeł zimnej…

J D

My now husband and I got pregnant the first time we slept together. We were…

Julia

Uratowałam sobie życie

elena

interrumpi un embarazo de 6 semanas

Emily Mars

O pesadelo de uma gravidez indesejada.

Stephanie

at just 19 years old.

Ewa Izabela

I am pro-choice

Brenda

Having an abortion was the right thing for my family.