Laura

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Strength & Solidarity

2016 Ireland

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

I felt afraid before, afraid what it would feel like and if something went wrong what would happen, but I also felt strong and determined and today I feel happy, grateful, proud of who I was and amazed by the amazing women on web supporting fellow women, and all women out there who struggle and succeed despite the odds,

How did you do the abortion?

I am so grateful to Womenonweb.org, without their help, my life would look very different right now. I realised I was pregnant, whilst abortion was still illegal in Ireland, I was in an abusive relationship, coercive control etc and had I not made the decision to contact women on web.org & been helped by them so well, every step of the way, I would have a very different life right now. I am lucky in that the abortion itself for me, was painless, nothing more of a heavy period, I was scared first but everything was okay. I am also lucky that I never regretted my decision, I seen a Mum and her baby in the park a few weeks later and remember feeling affirmed that that was not something I was ready for, at that point in my life, and I am lucky I have been able to leave my abuser and lucky I do not have his child as I would therefore never fully be free, I can't express enough solidarity and strength to all women out there, you will be okay, I hope you have some support, I thank women on web for the support they provided & their communication, thank you, you helped me to make the right decision for me, which could have impacted my life forever

What was your situation at this time?

age, stress in life, mental health, lack of security and support in life, abusive partner

Ngaba ukungabikho mthethweni kokuqhomfa kwakho kuchaphazele iimvakalelo zakho?

no, other then fear of repurcussion/access to medical care/inability to be honest with my local gp etc

Benze ntoni abanye abantu xa ukhupha isisu?

supportive

legal/illegal

What is your religion?

Daria

Mam 17 lat i jestem z moim chłopakiem od lutego. Aborcji dokonałam z wczoraj na…

Miqueyla

No me arrepiento de lo que hice. Abortar suena demasiado frío , asi que mejor…

Lise

I had an abortion and I don't regret it. It was a hard decision but one I knew…

chanel

I did it because as a female that is my right to control my body no man or…

Ididit

Miałam aborcję wykonaną farmakologicznymi środkami otrzymanymi od Fundacji…

NICOL

No tenia mas opciones

Laura

Fue la mejor decicion para todos pero eso no cambia que yo amaba a mi bebe

Cristina Lima

Fiz um aborto.

Ashley

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

Katy Nunes

Meu corpo: minhas regras. Eu decido se e quando quero ter filho.

Meg.

Your a strong women!

Fernanda

Hola mi nombre es fernanda tengo 23 años y mi historia comenzo cuando un condon…

Ana

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