Regina Powell

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I had an abortion and I'm about to have another.

2001 United States (born in United States)

I feel somewhat disappointed in myself for having made irresponsible decisions that got me pregnant. But as far as having an abortion goes, I feel proud of myself for having made a decision and stuck to it. *I* am in charge of my own destiny and my own life. I feel lucky to have been raised without shame, and wish I could share that with other women who have a harder time.

I am very grateful to live in a liberal state where abortion services are many. The clinic was staffed entirely by very nice women, who were supportive and even joked with me. They explained everything that was going on, and one woman was there just to hold my hand. The pain was about equal to a bad period, although I got hot and a little queasy at one point. I went back to work 2 days later. I'm about to get my second, which will be with medicines instead of surgery. I came to this site to read about people's experience with the medical abortions. Thank you for sharing.

I don't know if my mindset is common, but I had made up my mind in my early teens what I would do if I became pregnant by accident. I also grew up in foster care, so I saw so many examples of what happens when people who aren't prepared have children. I am neither financially nor emotionally ready to raise a person. I also have a few different health problems that would make carrying a pregnancy to term difficult, if not impossible or life-threatening.

How did other people react to your abortion?

My partner at the time was very supportive, but had a harder time emotionally. My friends were very good to me. I was harassed at the clinic by protesters (most of whom were men!), but I probably reacted very immaturely and was kind of rude to them.

Emi

Fiz um aborto porque adoro crianças e acredito que só podemos deixar um…

Lora Fleming

I had 3 abortions and as a medical student, I helped preform several abortions…

Gemma

The best decision for me.

Maru

Se puede acceder de forma legal

Angel M

To była 3 ciąża nieplanowana i niechciana, przede wszystkim przeze mnie. Głupia…

lena0101

żaden powód do dumy, że wpadłam, ale że sie zdecydowałąm na aborcję, to jestem…

Kristina Brandon

‪#‎StandWithPP‬ I never wanted kids. I got pregnant in college when I was 17.

Lily

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

Luna

Deu tudo certo.

Montse

"Un acto amoroso"

Natasha

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

Nami Tibbers

Não vi outra opção. Então tomei coragem e optei por um aborto.

Daniela Moraes

É fácil defender o aborto das outras. Difícil é decidir quando a gente precisa…

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

y.enedi

yo decidi un aborto,

Lola

mifepristona + misoprostol

Yukino

Yo aborte

Margarita

Dicen que interrumpí una vida, yo siento que lo que hice fue continuar con la…