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.

Sol

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Lilian Godfrey

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A alexandra

Mi futuro, mi familia

Annelise

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Giovanna

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Priscila

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Estefanía

Si se lo pudiera decir a alguien sin que me juzgue no me sentiría así

Fernanda

Descobri que estava grávida no dia do meu aniversário, na época, sem nenhum…

Gabriella fikol

Zaskoczenie
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Gaby

Força, tudo que precisa!

Jora

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Irina

Cuando miro para atrás, más se afirma la certeza de que hice lo correcto.

Lorena

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Jennifer

Mi cuerpo, mi decisión

Baby

Nunca me senti tão sozinha!

Anônima

Eu sobrevivi, você também vai

Ana

Fiz um aborto e não me arrependo. O meu desejo é que todas as mulheres tenham…

Aleja12-09

Por siempre y para siempre en mi mente.

Brun

Sentimento de alívio e culpa

La mujer decide

La sororidad es el arma más fuerte entre mujeres