....because my pregnancy was unexpected and I did not want another child. My family was complete. After years of struggling to have the two children I did have, I was devastated when I saw that pink line on the pregnancy test as I contemplated turning 40. I quite literally wanted to die.
2008 United States
I was only afraid of the pain - which in the end was minimal. I was able to do exactly what I wanted and needed to do in the privacy and comfort of my own home. I wish more women had access to this option.
I had a medical abortion in the privacy of my own home and all went as planned. In my case, I experienced very little pain. It simply felt like a heavy period. I planned to spend the weekend in bed and taking it easy. By Monday, I was back on my feet taking care of my other two children. I wish more women understood this option and had access to it.
Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?
Yes! Unfortunately in the US, finding a doctor that would provide me with a medical abortion was much more difficult than the abortive process itself. I also had to endure invasive/obnoxious protestors at my appointments.
How did other people react to your abortion?
I am lucky to have very supportive friends, but I have told very few people. The ones I have told are unfazed.
I had an abortion and I'm not ashamed
Yo acompañe a mi hermana quien pasó por este proceso, siempre fui una persona…
Grávida aos 18.
Olá. Vim contar pra voces minha experiencia com aborto.
1. Powody decyzji i dlaczego dziewczyny w mojej sytuacji nie powinny sie czuć…
I did it because as a female that is my right to control my body no man or…
I was lucky enough to be able to have an NHS surgical termination at 8 weeks.
Sou advogada, tenho 40 anos 2 filhas adultas e uma vida estável e feliz.
Olá, o meu nome é Anna, eu fiquei grávida aos 18 anos, e devido à minha idade
Aunque me cueste decirlo, yo aborté
This is how it went for me
Mi cuerpo, mi decisión
It was a difficult but necessary choice to have made.
Miałam aborcję wykonaną farmakologicznymi środkami otrzymanymi od Fundacji…
Una decisión que se tiñe de lucha
Mi experiencia con Oxaprost. 7 semanas.
Wieść o ciąży była dla mnie szokiem, ale mogłam się jej spodziewać bo niestety…
and I'm so relieved