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What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

Initially, negative feelings--shock, fear, sadness, confusion--set in. However, through knowing that the process can be completed and I no longer had to feel these negative feelings, I felt hope, peace, relief, and assurance within myself.

How did you do the abortion?

Personally, my abortion was a very stressful and scary time. It was toward the end of my senior year of college. I didn't know how to react to it. On paper, it was a very smooth process. I take for granted how easy it was to call Planned Parenthood, schedule an appointment, get the pills, and complete the abortion. All the while, I had a loving partner who remained by my side. At the time, I may have made comments about how long I had to wait in the PP waiting room, or how much pain I was in--but looking back on it, the fact that I was able to complete this process so much easier than other women...it just breaks my heart.

What was your situation at this time?

Benze ntoni abanye abantu xa ukhupha isisu?

My partner and I were very shocked and scared when we found out. I told a few close friends, but decided not to tell my family (they're religious and conservative). Everyone I told was very supportive.

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What is your religion?

Deborah

I had an abortion I’m not mad about all the soul-baring on the internet, but I…

Bia Li

Me encontro na cama deitada nesse momento, após ter passado um dia inteiro no…

Machilla

“I had an abortion” will appear automatically, but please feel free to change…

Katy Nunes

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

Mandy Amanda

Hora de recomeçar

Ianne

A cry of freedom for all women who are dictated by the mentality of the norms…

Adriana Reyes

Hola mi nombre es Adriana tengo 22 años y soy estudiante de Pedagogía; quisiera…

Ewa Izabela

I am pro-choice

Lise

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

Liz Hoffman

Passando pra deixar meu relato, pois sei que vai ajudar muitas mulheres que…

Kamila

Ożyłam

Daniela

Tengo una hija de 4 años, pero aun asi yo aborte este año.

Zosia

Dowiedziałam się o mojej niechcianej ciąży podczas wizyty kontrolnej u…

chanel

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

Bri

I knew I was pregnant as soon as I was around two weeks. I had never been…

Julieta Iovaldi Curutchet

Decidí desde el principio no compartir esa experiencia con la pareja de ese…

Jess

This is something that was necessary for me but most definitely the hardest and…