Cathy

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Unexpected..

2020 Ireland

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I knew I wanted the abortion and I am happy with my decision but it was beyond hard under the circumstances and I still feel like Irish oppression and shame makes me feel like I should feel bad for getting an abortion but I don't feel bad at all, I just feel like it should be kept hush hush and only a small handful of My friends know and my partner and none of my family know.

How did you do the abortion?

It was described to me as it would be a heavy period and it was awful the pain after taking the second tablet shocked me to my core it was horrible I couldn't move I just lay there in pain taking so many painkillers.

What was your situation at this time?

It was the middle of the pandemic and Ireland was still in lockdown and I had just had coronavirus and I was still recovering. I had been made redundant in March from my job and my partner also wasn't working due to the pandemic.

Ano ang reaksyon ng ibang tao sa iyong pagpapalaglag?

Shocked, like I shouldn't have told them. Alot of Irish shame and guilt around the fact. I felt like it happy of be a secret even though the people I told would have all supported repealing the 8th amendment in Ireland to all safe and legal abortions for the first time in Ireland ever.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Montse

"Un acto amoroso"

Lisal M. C

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Sierra

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Pocahontas

Seré mamá cuando YO lo decida y ese día definitivamente no será hoy.

Lola

mifepristona + misoprostol

Genoveva

Yo aborté

Candice

My first pregnancy came quite unexpectedly. I was 17 and my boyfriend and I had…

Emilamontreal

J'ai avorté suite à ma grossesse arrêtée à 8 semaines

Fran

YO DECIDÍ

Jessica

No estaba lista para ser madre, no se si algún día lo estaré.

Duda

Sendo lactante

Val

Am I a horrible person

Brenda

Having an abortion was the right thing for my family.

Monoirmarie

Yo aborté porque es mi derecho

Mireya Mireya

Y no siento culpa, dolor o pena se que aún sigue siendo tabú en México por la…

Samanta

Uma escolha difícil.