I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country known for its stance in abortion rights. At the time I was a product of my Catholic conservative upbringing, and I was not a supporter of abortion rights, to say the least. But when I took a pregnancy test, I knew I couldn't have a child in my current situation. I hadn't finished University, I had no money, I didn't have any help for a pregnancy and childbirth and rearing a child. I had an abortion through Women On Web four years ago and I finally feel like I can tell my story. It's been more than four years and having the power and autonomy to end a pregnancy and continue my individual life has continued to improve my life. I have a career, a partner, and things in my life that an unwanted pregnancy and child would have barred me from. I advocate for abortion rights because it's personal.
What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?
How did you do the abortion?
Painful but fortunately, no complications.
What was your situation at this time?
Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?
Yes. I felt trapped and lost, like there was no way out and death was the only option.
How did other people react to your abortion?
My family doesn't know because if they knew, they would never speak to me again. My partner is supportive and validates how alone I felt. My therapist validates and listens and offers support and healing. No one else knows.
What is your religion?
Yo aborte. No fue una decisión fácil. No entraré en detalles del porqué tome la…
Aborté a mis 18, a unos cuantos meses de mi graduación de preparatoria.
This is how it went for me
A ironia entre abortar e renascer.
I had a medical abortion (the pill) with BPAS when I was just shy of 8 weeks.
con siete semanas, nunca te olvidaré.
I felt very guilty but relieved . I was way too young to be a mother.
El Misotrol salvó mi vida
Terminé mi embarazo
Hice lo mejor que pude.
Medical abortion at 9wks 5days
y la verdad para mi fue un alivio, esto comenzó un el mismo dia que decidi…
El adiós más difícil.
Hola mi nombre es fernanda tengo 23 años y mi historia comenzo cuando un condon…
I had three abortions latest being 2018.I feel guilty but I had no choice.
Not in this alone