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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?

Jillybean

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Amy Martinez

I had an abortion

Gina

Porque no era el momento indicado y los anticonceptivos fallaron.

Margarita

Dicen que interrumpí una vida, yo siento que lo que hice fue continuar con la…

Lagard

Never had I thought I would go down this road someday

Macabéia

Aborto 5 meses / Aborto 20 semanas

Lily

I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed

Mariana Leitão

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

Bree

It was the right decision just hard than i thought it would to deal with

Veronica

Yo aborté a las 5 semanas. Yo decidí.

Nahir

Hice lo mejor que pude.

Francis

Una decisión consciente de vida

Macarena

Yo aborte , con oxapros en Buenos Aires tengo 24 años

Aleja12-09

Por siempre y para siempre en mi mente.

noha

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