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I had an abortion

1993 Argentina

I felt very lonely, guilty, trapped and extremely stupid for getting pregnant. I was too young, studying, just broken up with that boyfriend. I carried the guilt and shame for over 20 years, didn't talk about till now in my 40s, have suffered depression because I couldn't deal with it. I wish these pills or information had been available to me. I wouldn't have suffered so much. It is only now that I realise how often women go through it, how it is my right and my choice. I don't regret my abortion at all. Now I have an education, degrees, a job and a beautiful family.

It was an illegal clinic but at least there were proper doctors performing it. I had no complications but huge emotional scars.

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

Yes. Of course, my guilt was unbearable. I felt like a criminal and had no way to share my burden.

How did other people react to your abortion?

I didn't really talk about it at the time. Both of my closest friends were supportive. Both were medical students. Another friend was against it and preached on on.

noha

y la verdad para mi fue un alivio, esto comenzó un el mismo dia que decidi…

Ivana

I had an abortion and never talked about it with anyone

Annelise

A maternidade como função obrigatória não é maternidade. Não é linda. Ser mãe…

Vivian

I had an abortion 6 months ago.My boyfriend and I were not ready to have a baby.

Natália

Estava grávida de quase 12 semanas.

Julia

Uratowałam sobie życie

Laura

Fiz um aborto com 21 anos, foi uma escolha que sempre lembrarei e que modificou…

Florencia

No podía quedar embarazada, las posibilidades para que eso suceda (según los…

Suzanne

I had an abortion

Bryann Turner

It was the right decision for me at this time.

Juliette

j´ai avorté.

Na

Pois tenho direito de escolher o que é melhor pra mim! O importante é não se…

Laura

Fue la mejor decicion para todos pero eso no cambia que yo amaba a mi bebe

anna dea

aku masih berumur 20thun aku mempunyai pacar usia nya di bawah ku 1 tahun aku…

NICOL

No tenia mas opciones

Ezzah candra

Untuk kebaikan semua anggota keluarga

Dani

Because I NEEDED TO DO IT!
Some may say I was selfish, other may say I'm going…

Dulcinea Vázquez

Las pastillas tardaron un poco mas de 3 horas en hacer efecto, no presenté…

takaja

zrobiłabym to jeszcze raz