At the age of 15 I was told that I would likely never be able to get pregnant because of serious anomalies in my reproductive organs. At the age of 18, I got pregnant. I was in my first year at university, and I knew the only option for me was to have an abortion. I was so fortunate that the procedure was legal and that every person I encountered throughout the experience was professional and non-judgmental. I have two children and my first granddaughter was born just three weeks ago. Had I not had the abortion, I would never have moved to Poland and started my family. All abortion in my adopted country is now virtually illegal. Abortion is basic health care and a basic human right. The actions of the Polish government are shameful and an outrage in the twenty-first century.
1982 United States
I was determined to have the abortion, but I was also scared. In the years immediately following the abortion, I would sometimes reflect on what the baby/child might have been like, but I always knew the time would come for me to start a family when I was in the right position to do so. I have no regrets and am grateful that I had a choice.
I had serious reproductive tract anomalies that meant the abortion cold not be performed in the clinic as was first planned. I was referred to a hospital for the abortion, and this meant having to arrange financial assistance, which took a few weeks. The waiting was hard, but every person I encountered was respectful of my decision, professional, and non-judgmental. I wish this is how it was for all people seeking to terminate a pregnancy wherever they are in the world.
How did other people react to your abortion?
I was supported by my friends and healthcare providers. Later, when I told my mother about the abortion she was also supportive and loving. I have never regretted my decision.
Friday, July 13th, 2012
Hmm, he was supposed to be here by now… I sigh…
NIGDY NIE MÓW NIGDY! ..kiedyś powiedziałam sobie, że aborcja nigdy nie będzie…
No era el momento, no me arrepiento.
Yo me practique un aborto con citotec porque acababab de tener una bebe y…
Meu corpo: minhas regras. Eu decido se e quando quero ter filho.
Not in this alone
I had an abortion я сделала аборт и не жалею. это бил правильный выбор. Я…
I had a surgical, had two kids, and then had medical abortion.
Há 5 anos atrás fiz um aborto,e hoje vejo claramente que foi a melhor escolha e…
Piloto automático, pero no me arrepiento
Un ángel que me guía.
Me hice un aborto porque no quería ser madre en ese momento.
À 32 ans, j'ai avorté parce que ce n'était pas le bon moment.
Stosowałam przez dwa lata tabletki anty. Wszystko było ok doczasu az pewnego…
Desde que confirmé el embarazo, pensé cómo podría llevar a cabo el aborto.
Estava grávida de quase 12 semanas.
Era lo mejor