Ashley Engbrecht

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At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing more terrifying than someone taking your control from you in the most viscious way possible. As a result of this incident, I became pregnant. I was so ashamed and full of fear, as I didn't want this for myself or ask for it in any way. I didn't tell anyone but my mother. I didn't tell anyone as I feared backlash from friends who were clearly against it, but I knew what was right for me, and it was not to graduate high school carrying a child of rape. I was able to receive access to misoprostol at a planned parenthood facility. Two days later I miscarried in the most painful event I've ever experienced. My mother rushed me to the hospital to receive treatment. The judgement and negativity I received from certain nurses was almost unbearable, I am glad I was doped up on morphine for most of the night. All I felt from then on was shame.. Am I monster? I am now 23 years old and I look back, healed but scarred, and see what I have accomplished, who I've become, and who I will be because I had the opportunity and choice to change my destiny. I wasn't destined to be a mother at 17. Many times after my experience I had friends go through the same thing. Only then did I share my story for the first time and realize I wasn't alone. What I did should not be shamed. I will graduate from college in May and start graduate school for Early Childhood Education in the fall.

2010 Amerika Birleşik Devletleri

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I felt so many different feelings at once. I was confident in my decision but I've never felt anything so heart wrenching in my life. It was still I tough choice, but one I am glad I made.

How did you do the abortion?

Painful, but I believe the pain I experienced is not common. I had no complications following the process.

What was your situation at this time?

Başkaları sizin kürtajınıza nasıl tepki verdi?

I have kept it very much a secret. I have only told people who I knew would be supportive, as I feared ridicule. 6 years after the abortion, I finally told my father. He was very compassionate and supportive, which surprised me with his conservative views. Many of my family and friends to this day do not know.

lega/illegal

What is your religion?

CPA

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katrina nicole

the only time i look back is to say thank god

Julieta Iovaldi Curutchet

Decidí desde el principio no compartir esa experiencia con la pareja de ese…

Lucero Lucero

Creo que por fin tuve control de mi vida.

Sylvie Shene

A Life-Saving Experience

Brenda Rojas

Yo aborte, pero aunque no me siento orgullosa, tampoco me arrepiento.

michel

i'm irish, i had an abortion while living in the netherlands.

Sunny

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MI DECISIÓN, MI CUERPO, JUSTICIA PARA LAS MUJERES.

Flor de Luna

Piloto automático, pero no me arrepiento

Lorena

Yo aborte por que decidí que no estaba lista para ser madre y por qué empiezo a…

Edyta

Nie wstydzę się tego, że jestem teraz szczęśliwa!!!

Monoirmarie

Yo aborté porque es mi derecho

Ale

Sin remordimientos

Grace Grace

Y no existe arrepentimiento.

Aleja12-09

Por siempre y para siempre en mi mente.

Nastka

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