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?

Mariana C

Estava grávida de 08 semanas e não sabia!

Dolores Feffer

I had two.

No woman should ever have to justify a dessicion on her own body.

Cindy Rios

Yo aborte porque no estaba en el momento adecuado para tener un hijo, mi madre…

Alejandra

Mi decisión

Emily

Bom, acabei de passar pelo procedimento e vim relatar a minha história para que…

Camila Gray

I had an abortion,im having my abortion.

Amy Martinez

I had an abortion

Sapphire

I had an abortion and it was worth it, absolutely no regrets.

Tlhogi Tshegofaso

I did it when I was 4 weeks. Its was tremendously painful and horrific. The…

Julia

Uratowałam sobie życie

Dominika

Historia jest dosyć banalna i podejrzewam, że nie ja jedna zaszłam w taki…

Lucie

I had more than one abortions. I made the choices because I care about the…

Paloma

Decidida, sin culpa ni arrepentimiento, soy fiel a mi misma.

Kamila

Ożyłam

Riki

We're not monsters!

Charlie

An abortion in an abusive relationship

Evelyn

I discovered I was pregnant. It was about 5 weeks and 4 days old. I did an…

Rocio Beron

Tome mi decisión y estoy mejor haciendo lo que quiero y siento!!

Kah

Decisões difíceis exigem coragem.