Sarah

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

United States

I've been a single parent since I was pregnant with my son at 17. We moved from Brasil to the US when he was 2 months old. When my son was 8 I was in an "on again, off again" relationship, I found out I was pregnant again. My boyfriend at the time did pressure me, but ultimately it was my decision. I was financially unstable, on government assistance, and about to lose my house. I took a day off work for the appointment, I had gone for a pre-consult beforehand. The staff was friendly, my boyfriend waited in the waiting room as they took me in. The doctor was distant and cold. I was given a local anesthesia. There was a map of the world on the ceiling, I stared at that the whole time. I felt some discomfort, mostly pressure, kind of like a long uncomfortable pap smear. I went to the recovery room with several other women. We went for lunch, then a massage, then home to rest. When I went for my follow up about a week later, all was well. I asked for a copy of my ultrasound. I was only about 9 weeks along, but I named it Hannah. I keep her in a book with a page over it, so I only see her when I want to. I think about her from time to time. But to ensure a good life for my living child, I had to make a difficult choice. And, as hard as it was, ultimately, the best choice for both me and my son.

How did other people react to your abortion?

Supportive

Liz Roldan

Porque mi situación económica era bulnerable y tenia otro hijo de 5 años al…

Paula *

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

Dana Bronte

Muerte de un ángel.

Miqueyla

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

Jordan

The reviews were scary and I was afraid of what would happen when I took the…

takajakty

To była lepsza decyzja

Mabel

Mabel

Anna

Nigdy nie sądziłam, że to powiem ale tak, miałam aborcję.
Historie innych…

Gabriela

Você não está sozinha!

Xara

I had Three Abortions.

Paola XD

Yo aborté en Chile, donde es ilegal. Tengo 29 años. Lo hice con medicamentos, a…

Jes

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

Lola

mifepristona + misoprostol

Freedom77

I was lucky enough to be able to have an NHS surgical termination at 8 weeks.

Jen

I had an abortion and I'm so pleased that I had that option. I was only 18…

Brenda

Having an abortion was the right thing for my family.

Melanie

No era el momento ni la persona