Willem Velthoven

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I had several abortions. And children too!

Netherlands (born in Netherlands)

An abortion means that you let go of possible future. Even when I was very sure about the decision and relieved after the operation, there was also sadness and mourning about it. The sadness about not being able to enjoy this other future too!

Not on my own body so i find it hard to comment.

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

The fact that abortion is legal and free in the Netherlands allowed us to focus on our own responsability and decision rather than on other troubles around it! We took it for granted and never realised that our parents had to fight for this right and that in so many countries it's not availabe safely.

How did other people react to your abortion?

All abortions I was involved in were rather private. Not many others reacted to it. In general abortion is considered a common practice in the netherlands. But people don't talk about it.

Jillybean

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Yvonne

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V

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Julieta Iovaldi Curutchet

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Daniela

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

Charlotte Sigler

I had an abortion

laMaga

Pense en el bienestar de los 2

Młoda Dama

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Anonimowa

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

Caroline

Never had any regrets

josie

I had an abortion and now feel I have 10kgs off my shoulders alone, a little…

Gaby

No me arrepiento

Anne Jellinek

I had two abortions in my life: one when I was 21 and newly married and one 8…

XHTarv

Too selfish, and ok with that for now.

M. .

Fiz um aborto e me sinto aliviada. Agradeço muito a toda a equipe do Women on…

Kamila

Miałam aborcję. I choć żyję w ponoć "cywilizowanym" kraju to aborcja jest…

Lora Fleming

I had 3 abortions and as a medical student, I helped preform several abortions…