Jennifer

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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.

Aldik

Niestety znalazłam się w sytuacji , gdy mój chłopak nie dopuszczał do myśli że…

Raquel Monterrey

I spoke with the spirit of my child before my abortion. That spirit who was…

Julia

Uratowałam sobie życie

Andy

Decidí sobre mi futuro.

Katarina

w wieku 20 lat. Byłam za młoda, mam wielkie plany na przyszłość, nie chciałam…

a.

Początek był raczej standardowy - spóźnił mi się okres, zrobiłam test ciążowy

Natasha

I had come off the contraceptive pill as it had me feeling un well, we thought…

Mary

I can now carry on with life.

Canela

Me hice un aborto porque no quería ser madre en ese momento.

Birdy <3

MY BODY, MY CHOICE!

maly min

Si, yo una vez estuve embarazada, de eso no hace mucho y cuando me entere llore…

Sara

Tome la decisión ya que anteriormente (a los 15 años) ya había tenido un…

Rocio Beron

Tome mi decisión y estoy mejor haciendo lo que quiero y siento!!

Catarina Fernando

Tenho 18 anos e os meus pais nunca iriam aceitar que eu tivesse um filho com…

Vanessa

yo conoci a los 14 años a un vigilante que trabajaba donde mi mama el era super…

Claudia Aviles

i had an abortion, and 10 years later i became a mother. you have the right to…

Julia

Foi um pesadelo mas no final me senti mais aliviada

Bee

I felt very guilty but relieved . I was way too young to be a mother.