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2014 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

Initially, negative feelings--shock, fear, sadness, confusion--set in. However, through knowing that the process can be completed and I no longer had to feel these negative feelings, I felt hope, peace, relief, and assurance within myself.

How did you do the abortion?

Personally, my abortion was a very stressful and scary time. It was toward the end of my senior year of college. I didn't know how to react to it. On paper, it was a very smooth process. I take for granted how easy it was to call Planned Parenthood, schedule an appointment, get the pills, and complete the abortion. All the while, I had a loving partner who remained by my side. At the time, I may have made comments about how long I had to wait in the PP waiting room, or how much pain I was in--but looking back on it, the fact that I was able to complete this process so much easier than other women...it just breaks my heart.

What was your situation at this time?

Ano ang reaksyon ng ibang tao sa iyong pagpapalaglag?

My partner and I were very shocked and scared when we found out. I told a few close friends, but decided not to tell my family (they're religious and conservative). Everyone I told was very supportive.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Brenda

Having an abortion was the right thing for my family.

Irina

Cuando miro para atrás, más se afirma la certeza de que hice lo correcto.

Sylwia Zatońska

Ciąża nie powinna być przypadkiem!!!

Kah

Decisões difíceis exigem coragem.

Tlhogi Tshegofaso

I did it when I was 4 weeks. Its was tremendously painful and horrific. The…

Yukino

Yo aborte

Julia

Postanowiłam się podzielić swoją historią, ponieważ gdy szukałam informacji na…

Jaq

I was 21, and nowhere near ready or willing to carry and birth a child because…

Grace Grace

Y no existe arrepentimiento.

Ray

Toda mulher tem direito à um aborto seguro, não importa quais sejam seus…

Virginie

À 32 ans, j'ai avorté parce que ce n'était pas le bon moment.

Magda

To była moja decyzja!

Sol

Yo interrumpí un embarazo no deseado.