Ashley Engbrecht

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At the young age of 17, I was the victim of sexual assault. There is nothing more terrifying than someone taking your control from you in the most viscious way possible. As a result of this incident, I became pregnant. I was so ashamed and full of fear, as I didn't want this for myself or ask for it in any way. I didn't tell anyone but my mother. I didn't tell anyone as I feared backlash from friends who were clearly against it, but I knew what was right for me, and it was not to graduate high school carrying a child of rape. I was able to receive access to misoprostol at a planned parenthood facility. Two days later I miscarried in the most painful event I've ever experienced. My mother rushed me to the hospital to receive treatment. The judgement and negativity I received from certain nurses was almost unbearable, I am glad I was doped up on morphine for most of the night. All I felt from then on was shame.. Am I monster? I am now 23 years old and I look back, healed but scarred, and see what I have accomplished, who I've become, and who I will be because I had the opportunity and choice to change my destiny. I wasn't destined to be a mother at 17. Many times after my experience I had friends go through the same thing. Only then did I share my story for the first time and realize I wasn't alone. What I did should not be shamed. I will graduate from college in May and start graduate school for Early Childhood Education in the fall.

2010 Estados Unidos

I felt so many different feelings at once. I was confident in my decision but I've never felt anything so heart wrenching in my life. It was still I tough choice, but one I am glad I made.

Painful, but I believe the pain I experienced is not common. I had no complications following the process.

Como as outras pessoas reagiram ao seu aborto?

I have kept it very much a secret. I have only told people who I knew would be supportive, as I feared ridicule. 6 years after the abortion, I finally told my father. He was very compassionate and supportive, which surprised me with his conservative views. Many of my family and friends to this day do not know.

Lola

Mi decisión

Sarah Brown Sara

A pesar de que tengo la edad suficiente y una pareja estable y en planes de…

Paula

i had an abortion

Mulher

Uma escolha pra vida!

Daisy

Miałam aborcję. I nie jestem z tego dumna.
19 lutego 2020 roku zrobiłam test…

Edyta

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

Daisy

I had an abortion about seven years ago when I was 16. I was in an abusive…

Alma en busca de libertad

MI DECISIÓN, MI CUERPO, JUSTICIA PARA LAS MUJERES.

Sofia S

Oi meninas! Meu nome é Sofia, tenho 20 anos e em novembro de 2019 descobri que…

Fer

100% segura

Silvia García

decidi abortar porque no tengo la economía para tener un hijo y hoy en día los…

Lilian Godfrey

I had an abortion twice this year. One was around August, and the second today…

Lucie

I had more than one abortions. I made the choices because I care about the…

Andy

Decidí sobre mi futuro.

Lili

I interrupted my early pregnancy

Ninjanu

Friday, July 13th, 2012
9:03AM.
Hmm, he was supposed to be here by now… I sigh…

aileen

I have had two abortions