Jude

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....because my pregnancy was unexpected and I did not want another child. My family was complete. After years of struggling to have the two children I did have, I was devastated when I saw that pink line on the pregnancy test as I contemplated turning 40. I quite literally wanted to die.

2008 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I was only afraid of the pain - which in the end was minimal. I was able to do exactly what I wanted and needed to do in the privacy and comfort of my own home. I wish more women had access to this option.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a medical abortion in the privacy of my own home and all went as planned. In my case, I experienced very little pain. It simply felt like a heavy period. I planned to spend the weekend in bed and taking it easy. By Monday, I was back on my feet taking care of my other two children. I wish more women understood this option and had access to it.

What was your situation at this time?

Ang iligalidad ng iyong pagpapalaglag ay nakakaapekto sa iyong damdamin?

Yes! Unfortunately in the US, finding a doctor that would provide me with a medical abortion was much more difficult than the abortive process itself. I also had to endure invasive/obnoxious protestors at my appointments.

Ano ang reaksyon ng ibang tao sa iyong pagpapalaglag?

I am lucky to have very supportive friends, but I have told very few people. The ones I have told are unfazed.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

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Kate

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Me…

Uma Mulher

Pra mim, fazer um aborto foi um ato de responsabilidade

Marie

I had an abortion. It's a choice I want available for every woman, for…

Zoe

I had an abortion. It was a stressful time, I am glad it is all behind me. My…

Anne Jellinek

I had two abortions in my life: one when I was 21 and newly married and one 8…

Ella

I was so scared but it was right and I know deep in my heart now.

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

Frida Ku

La experiencia que me cambio.

Adhi

Saya masih duduk di kelas 3 SMA saat melakukan aborsi. Saya sudah pacaran…

Leah

I was twenty years old, terrified, and completely alone.

Ianne

A cry of freedom for all women who are dictated by the mentality of the norms…

Ronnie

because the time just wasn't right for me.

Julia

Uwolniłam się od piekła i zyskałam szansę na szczęście

Daniela

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

Mariela

Aunque me cueste decirlo, yo aborté