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2006 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I have many conflicting feelings. In many ways, by getting pregnant, I realized how much I want children, a family, as one of my lifelong goals. I knew I could not provide the type of home I want to raise a family in during that at that time in my life. In many ways my inner dissidence about my decision over the last 10 years has caused me emotional strife and turmoil. Sometimes questioning, what if? I don't expect that to ever change, as I feel I can not openly mourn the loss of the little one that I know I someday want. But with time I realized...why put a question mark where god put a period?

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion and something went wrong with the first attempt, so I had to come back one week later to have the procedure repeated. The doctor told me it was because I had a "heart shaped uterus." The week in between was filled with anxiety, guilt, and fear that I would never be able to bear children in the future. Once it was all done, I was absolutely relieved. I learned actually how strong I could be, and about how I do desire children, when I am ready for them.

What was your situation at this time?

I had just turned 18 and graduated from high school. I had plans of attending University in the fall, and saw my dreams crashing down with this unplanned pregnancy. I could not bear the idea of having a child without having enough money in my bank account to pay rent, and without the education to get a well paying job. I want a child when I am able to provide a life with opportunity, with stability and love. At that time in my life I was just learning what being an adult was about.

Diğer insanlar kürtajınıza nasıl tepki gösterdi?

I kept my abortion secret from my family and most of my friends for years. Two of my girlfriends who knew took accompanied me to Planned Parenthood. One said, "this is what you need to do for yourself."

lega/illegal

What is your religion?

baby t

i had 2 abortions first 1 when i was 16 i knew i was ready to have a child or…

mimi

mi aborto. siempre te voy a recordar pequeña semillita

Samantha

Grow Yourself, Before You Grow a Baby.

PatoPato Quire

Yo decidí por su libertad.

V

Minęło 5 miesięcy. Nie żałuję swojej decyzji, Ale żałuję że tak musiało się…

Jéssica

RELATO DE UM ABORTO BEM SUCEDIDO DE UMA MULHER SEM NOME:
Nunca pensei que…

Andrea

And it was just fine. I had just turned 20, and was living in a rented room in…

Mariana Leitão

A tal história do “ engravidei por acidente” é real!

Dawn & Kevin

I had two abortions

Karin

Zrobiłam to!

Wiadomość o ciąży:

Mój cykl menstruacyjny zawsze wynosił 28 dni

Someone Great

It wasn’t the easiest thing, but it was the best thing I could have done for…

dh

Ik heb een abortus gehad

Maria

Sou dona de mim.

Canela

Me hice un aborto porque no quería ser madre en ese momento.

Lucille 2

I had an abortion. I got pregnant from a brief relationship and very…

Fernanda

Descobri que estava grávida no dia do meu aniversário, na época, sem nenhum…

Jennifer

Sin duda ha sido la decisión más difícil que he tomado en lo que llevo de vida

chiquiss67

Hola.

Tengo 22 años y aborte en febrero de este año. Me di cuenta de que estaba…

Francis

Una decisión consciente de vida