Nik

Share your story

2012 Canada

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

How did you do the abortion?

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

What was your situation at this time?

Benze ntoni abanye abantu xa ukhupha isisu?

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Cristina

Primeira mente, quero agradecer vcs que deixaram seus depoimentos, pois isso…

Fabiana

Sou advogada, tenho 40 anos 2 filhas adultas e uma vida estável e feliz.

Sempre…

Aguacate

Como abortar en una ciudad donde es penalizado el aborto las primeras semanas.

Urszula

Po porodzie miałam postanowienie, wiecej dzieci nie chcę, mój ginekolog dobrze…

Jamie

And I am so happy! I am so lucky that I had the choice to have an abortion! The…

M C

Fiz um aborto de aproximadamente 4 semanas e tomei o cytotec que o amigo da…

Gaby

No me arrepiento

A alexandra

Mi futuro, mi familia

Ashley

I got pregnant at age 44 after a birth control failure. I am so blessed to…

Jessica

No estaba lista para ser madre, no se si algún día lo estaré.

dessa

fiz um aborto sozinha

Aguaperdida Pam

Fue una decisión muy difícil pero estoy segura de que fue la mejor.
Un embarazo

Jess

I was let down by birth control and had two abortions. During my second…

Camila

Yo aborté los miedos, la pena, el vacío y el amor.

Lily

I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed

Tatá

Fiz um aborto com 8 semanas. Eu me envolvi com um colega de trabalho, por um…

Charlie

An abortion in an abusive relationship