Serena

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I had an abortion

1993 Argentina

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I felt very lonely, guilty, trapped and extremely stupid for getting pregnant. I was too young, studying, just broken up with that boyfriend. I carried the guilt and shame for over 20 years, didn't talk about till now in my 40s, have suffered depression because I couldn't deal with it. I wish these pills or information had been available to me. I wouldn't have suffered so much. It is only now that I realise how often women go through it, how it is my right and my choice. I don't regret my abortion at all. Now I have an education, degrees, a job and a beautiful family.

How did you do the abortion?

It was an illegal clinic but at least there were proper doctors performing it. I had no complications but huge emotional scars.

What was your situation at this time?

Ngaba ukungabikho mthethweni kokuqhomfa kwakho kuchaphazele iimvakalelo zakho?

Yes. Of course, my guilt was unbearable. I felt like a criminal and had no way to share my burden.

Benze ntoni abanye abantu xa ukhupha isisu?

I didn't really talk about it at the time. Both of my closest friends were supportive. Both were medical students. Another friend was against it and preached on on.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Gemma

The best decision for me.

Zuzanna

Chciałabym opisać moją historię, która zakończyła się dokładnie trzy dni temu.

dessa

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Carla

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mery elizabeth

tomando la decisión de mi vida

Catarina Fernando

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Emily

It isn't and shouldn't be as taboo as it is made out to be.

Vittoria

Me siento vacía ...

carmilla

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Ania

Wczoraj dokonałam aborcji.
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Suzanne

I had an abortion

Emily

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Katarzyna

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Rocio Rocio

14 semanas

Carolina pink

Abortar tambien es un acto de amor

P

...Lo quería pero no podía

Kidda Sinsee

And I was afraid at first...

Alexa

Ojala alguna vez me perdones... pero fue. La mejor decisión..