Jennifer

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At the age of 15 I was told that I would likely never be able to get pregnant because of serious anomalies in my reproductive organs. At the age of 18, I got pregnant. I was in my first year at university, and I knew the only option for me was to have an abortion. I was so fortunate that the procedure was legal and that every person I encountered throughout the experience was professional and non-judgmental. I have two children and my first granddaughter was born just three weeks ago. Had I not had the abortion, I would never have moved to Poland and started my family. All abortion in my adopted country is now virtually illegal. Abortion is basic health care and a basic human right. The actions of the Polish government are shameful and an outrage in the twenty-first century.

1982 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I was determined to have the abortion, but I was also scared. In the years immediately following the abortion, I would sometimes reflect on what the baby/child might have been like, but I always knew the time would come for me to start a family when I was in the right position to do so. I have no regrets and am grateful that I had a choice.

How did you do the abortion?

I had serious reproductive tract anomalies that meant the abortion cold not be performed in the clinic as was first planned. I was referred to a hospital for the abortion, and this meant having to arrange financial assistance, which took a few weeks. The waiting was hard, but every person I encountered was respectful of my decision, professional, and non-judgmental. I wish this is how it was for all people seeking to terminate a pregnancy wherever they are in the world.

What was your situation at this time?

Benze ntoni abanye abantu xa ukhupha isisu?

I was supported by my friends and healthcare providers. Later, when I told my mother about the abortion she was also supportive and loving. I have never regretted my decision.

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What is your religion?

Paula *

Yo acompañe a mi hermana quien pasó por este proceso, siempre fui una persona…

Julia

Uwolniłam się od piekła i zyskałam szansę na szczęście

katrina nicole

the only time i look back is to say thank god

Rachel

I had an abortion. And I would do it again, if I was me at that time back then…

chiquiss67

Hola.

Tengo 22 años y aborte en febrero de este año. Me di cuenta de que estaba…

Emily Mars

O pesadelo de uma gravidez indesejada.

sogoodtobebad stassia

Dziewczyny ! nie bójcie się ! nie taki diabeł straszny jak go malują. Jeżeli…

Lily

I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed

Jennifer

Sin duda ha sido la decisión más difícil que he tomado en lo que llevo de vida

Laura

Strength & Solidarity

Leah Frida

Yo aborté! porque es mi derecho!

Alaska Young

A veces es necesario.

Anonimowa

Dokonałam tego co jest zakazane w tym kraju. Nie czuję się winna.

Jes

No fue facil pero lo hise y me ha hido muy bien! Fue mi mejor decición!

Sam

I was 21 years old. I actually had just stopped using Birth Control due to the…

Alejandra

Tomé una desición