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.

mery elizabeth

tomando la decisión de mi vida


Sou dona de mim.


Uma escolha pra vida!


i'm irish, i had an abortion while living in the netherlands.

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Uwolniłam się od piekła i zyskałam szansę na szczęście


Yo aborte con oxaprost


Yo he abortado 4 veces.


Tomé una desición


zrobiłabym to jeszcze raz


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No era el momento, no me arrepiento.


I had an abortion when I was 23 years old