Rachael

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2003 United States

Almost ten years later and I still have incredibly conflicting emotions. I am at peace with my decision and find comfort within my personal faith that I made the right choice. But I was born and raised in the South so I will always have those voices in the back of my head saying "You are a bad person!". Mostly though I think about women where abortion is illegal. I'm so grateful that my conflict over this was a moral one, not a legal one, and I think that's how it should always be!

It's was as supportive and non-traumatic as they could make it. Actually, the doctor that delivered me as a child was the doctor who did the procedure. It made me trust him immediately because my mom had always loved him and she told me he had been an advocate for a woman's right to choose since before it was legal.

I am bi-polar and have been on medications for that since I was 14. I became sexually active at 16 and it wasn't until I was 21 and became pregnant, that I found out how dangerous those medications are to become pregnant on. I was told that I most likely would miscarry and if I didn't the child would live a short, miserable life. I had no health insurance and it was a decision I never should have had to make.

How did other people react to your abortion?

I told no one other than close family and friends so they were supportive but I feel like it's thought of as a 'secret' that no one talks about.

Anna Cavalcante

Olá, o meu nome é Anna, eu fiquei grávida aos 18 anos, e devido à minha idade

Ala

Jestem mamą 2ki dzieci i kiedy na teście zobaczyłam ponownie dwie kreski byłam…

keira

Chcę mieć kontrolę. Zrobiłam to i NIE ŻAŁUJĘ.

Wzięłam pierwszą tabletkę, czułam…

anjali sidhu

I had an abortion

Bea

Enfim,tudo começou em Outubro. Tive relações sexuais com meu parceiro fixo (Meu…

Elizabeth

I had an abortion.

aileen

I have had two abortions

Sara

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

dessa

fiz um aborto sozinha

Kate

and I'm so relieved

Ammy

Yo he estado en las dos caras de la moneda, cuando tenia 16 años quede…

kate swanson

I didn't intend it to, but safe, legal abortion played a huge part in my family…

Ianne

A cry of freedom for all women who are dictated by the mentality of the norms…

Kasia

Urodziłam Syna ponad 6 miesięcy temu, poprzez CC. Moim głównym priorytetem jest…

Machilla

“I had an abortion” will appear automatically, but please feel free to change…

Iolanda

Ser solidária com quem abortou e defender a descriminalização jamais me fez…