Nik

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2012 Canada

I never second-guessed my decision, and I still know it was the best choice for me by far.

I had a surgical abortion in 2012 and 2014, both times in Toronto, Canada. Both times I experienced only a small amount of pain during the procedure. The staff at each clinic were incredibly professional and kind. It was completely free both times, and after the clinic I went to for my second abortion offered me an IUD for free as well, which I have been very satisfied with so far. Both times I was accompanied by my boyfriend, who was incredibly sweet and supportive, and I was able to go right to my bed and rest until I felt better. I experienced light bleeding and relatively painful cramping for a few days, though nothing too severe. My experiences with abortion have been overwhelmingly positive. I feel so privileged to live in a country where my right to an abortion is secure. Furthermore, I live in a part of Canada where abortion is easily accessible. Canadian women in many provinces and most rural areas do not have access to local abortion services, and must travel to have one. It is unacceptable that women have unequal access in Canada; travelling far for an abortion costs women money, time, and discretion, in that teenagers or women in controlling relationships who must hide their abortions may not be able to travel without arousing suspicion. This is the problem that many Canadian women have in accessing abortion, and the situation is obviously far graver elsewhere in the world, and I am so grateful for the services Women on Web provide to those women. It is so important that we share our stories of abortion. This medical procedure is ubiquitous, necessary, and a basic human right, and it is so important that all women around the world are easily able to access it. We must share our stories to destigmatize abortion, so thank you for providing me the platform to share it.

How did other people react to your abortion?

The people I told were all incredibly supportive both times that I had an abortion. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by people who are pro-choice and non-judgemental.

~ Energia divina en la mujer ~

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Caroline

Never had any regrets

Cristina Lima

Fiz um aborto.

Hattie Ladd

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Jéssica

RELATO DE UM ABORTO BEM SUCEDIDO DE UMA MULHER SEM NOME:
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Urszula

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Renata

Calma, eu sei seu desespero. VAI DAR TUDO CERTO! #FORÇA

Alejandra

Tomé una desición

Mitzi .

I had an abortion. And i know that was the best choice.

Fernanda

Hola mi nombre es fernanda tengo 23 años y mi historia comenzo cuando un condon…

I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed

Louise Harper

I have had two abortions. One at the age of 22 which I paid privately for at 9…

AM

I had a surgical, had two kids, and then had medical abortion.

elena

interrumpi un embarazo de 6 semanas

Val

Am I a horrible person

księżycowa23

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Anonimowa

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

Marcela

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