Susie

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I'M NOT SORRY.

2006 United States

I had anabortion in 2006. I was a 190 pound athlete using the patch as my birth control method. The Patch had recently been put on the market in 2005. The producers did not know that the patch was less effective for heavier women. My fiance and I found ourselves in a situation that we were unable to remedy: I was in school, he was working to support both of us and we just did not have the means to begin a family. The abortion itself was uncomfortable but it was not painful. The staff were professional, kind, and compassionate. It was uncomfortable and it felt like heavy menstrual cramping, but it was not a horrible process. The staff made absolutely sure that the abortion was what *I* wanted. It made me feel like I could speak for myself. I did not "grieve" for my pregnancy and I experienced no long term side effects despite many peoples' efforts to make abortions sound like a "dangerous" and harmful procedure. I am living proof. I am not ashamed of my abortion. I am not sorry.

How did other people react to your abortion?

I haven't told many people that I had an abortion, but most of my friends were very respectful and supportive. My parents would have been angry and disappointed in me as they are very conservative.

Ania anonimowa

Odpowiednia pora.

B.

Uma decisão que precisa ser feita rápida porém pensada

Nanda

Oi meninas, venho aqui contar meu relato para vocês pq acredito que de alguma…

Lucero Lucero

Creo que por fin tuve control de mi vida.

Edyta

Nie wstydzę się tego, że jestem teraz szczęśliwa!!!

María

Yo aborte

Warrior

Sinceramente eu não imaginei que passaria por isso esse ano. Mas sabia que um…

Sarah

Because I could barely provide for the child I had already.

Sara

"#AbortoLegalYa" era tendencia número uno en redes mientras yo lo hacía…

elena

interrumpi un embarazo de 6 semanas

Javiera

Yo aborte en Chile, en pandemia gracias a Wow

Angela

Pregnancy and abortion - what a trip.

Natasha

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

Ashley Engbrecht

At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing…

Priscilla Silva

Oi, bom é tanta coisa pra falar ... mas vamos lá! Abortei em Março dia 17

Canela

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

Caroline

Never had any regrets