CJ Koivuniemi

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I had an abortion. I was twenty years old and living in Ireland, a country known for its stance in abortion rights. At the time I was a product of my Catholic conservative upbringing, and I was not a supporter of abortion rights, to say the least. But when I took a pregnancy test, I knew I couldn't have a child in my current situation. I hadn't finished University, I had no money, I didn't have any help for a pregnancy and childbirth and rearing a child. I had an abortion through Women On Web four years ago and I finally feel like I can tell my story. It's been more than four years and having the power and autonomy to end a pregnancy and continue my individual life has continued to improve my life. I have a career, a partner, and things in my life that an unwanted pregnancy and child would have barred me from. I advocate for abortion rights because it's personal.

2014 Ireland

Painful but fortunately, no complications.

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

Yes. I felt trapped and lost, like there was no way out and death was the only option.

How did other people react to your abortion?

My family doesn't know because if they knew, they would never speak to me again. My partner is supportive and validates how alone I felt. My therapist validates and listens and offers support and healing. No one else knows.

Ray

Toda mulher tem direito à um aborto seguro, não importa quais sejam seus…

Irlanda

Sabia lo que hacia, nunca dude, y sigo creyendo que fue lo mejor para mi y para…

Milva

Gdy okazało się, że jestem w ciąży najpierw się ucieszyliśmy z mężem. Będzie…

Lily

I had a medical abortion (the pill) with BPAS when I was just shy of 8 weeks.

Abril

Por un aborto libre, seguro y gratuito.

Ania

Wczoraj dokonałam aborcji.
Odejście od męża, związanie się z nowym, wydawałoby…

mary cry

pior momento de minha vida

ana ana

i do love you my baby. but the moment now, is not right. i did this because i…

Chinchulina

I come from a country where abortion is legal but due to my personal…

carolina

Interrumpi mi embarazo de un mes y medio

Vivian

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

Julia

Uwolniłam się od piekła i zyskałam szansę na szczęście

Barbara

estou entre os 10% a 15% de falha do dia d

Paula Paula

Miałam aborcję... to była trudna decyzja, nigdy nie zapomnę...

Emilia Aguilera

Tuve un embarazo inesperado y por una medicación que tomo de por vida, mi hijo…

Amanda

E não me arrependo, não se culpe por isso
Você é dona de si.
Eu sou bem jovem

Isa

Eu sou muito nova e fim. Esse é o motivo principal. Tenho só 15, e o pai da…