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My now husband and I got pregnant the first time we slept together. We were both in our early 20's with no real income. It was not the right time. We had talked about what we would do if we got pregnant before we ever had sex. When it happened, we already knew what to do. I was too far along for pills and opted for general anesthesia. I'm glad we made the choice when we did. It made it possible for us to fall in love and get married and start a family when we are ready and can support a child.

2008 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s?

How did you do the abortion?

People picketed around the clinic I went to. The staff were understanding, efficient, and seemed generally interested in my well-being. I was in and out of the clinic in about 2 hours.

What was your situation at this time?

Benze ntoni abanye abantu xa ukhupha isisu?

My very Catholic mother had a hard time supporting me but the feminist in her supported my choice. Everyone else was supportive. I felt like many of them felt like we should have felt more guilty than we did. It was the right decision for us, there's no shame in it.

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What is your religion?

Rachelle

I have had 3 abortions, one clinical, 2 medical. I do not regret those…

Maria

La decisión más difícil de mi vida

P. C.

Fiz um aborto e senti vergonha de Deus, mas fiquei aliviada.

Nastka

Spóźniał mi się tydzień okres, więc zrobiłam test wyszedł dodatnio, drugi i…

AS

I am having an abortion as I am writing this, at home with cytotec…

Camila Gray

I had an abortion,im having my abortion.

Abril Violeta

cuando tenía 24 años, recién terminaba la licenciatura, estaba desempleada, en…

Marcela

Es más una historia de amor, que de un aborto pero posiblemente en algo te…

Dina Wood

I had an abortion.It was illegal in the United States at the time, but I was…

Sara

Siedziałam przed psychiatrą, opowiadając jej wydarzenia sprzed ostatnich…

Ella

I was so scared but it was right and I know deep in my heart now.

Leopard

한국에 계신 여성분들 절대로 망설이지 마세요

Sarah

Because I could barely provide for the child I had already.

Elizabeth

I had an abortion.

Agnieszka

Miałam aborcję - nie żałuję

A alexandra

Mi futuro, mi familia

Ashley Engbrecht

At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing…

Daniela Moraes

É fácil defender o aborto das outras. Difícil é decidir quando a gente precisa…

H

I had two abortions by the time I was 23 and a third when I was 29. All…