Archive for October, 2010

It was the right decision for me

October 25, 2010

Tweet by Guest (NY) I found out I was pregnant during my second year of a PhD program. I was going through a lot of stress, personally and academically, and made some stupid decisions, including having unprotected sex with an ex-boyfriend. I was almost seven weeks pregnant when I had a medical abortion. I was […]

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Got back the right to focus on making myself a whole, functioning human being

October 7, 2010

Tweet by Sunstorm77 (WA) At the end of 2006/beginning of 2007, my short-lived marriage was falling apart.  Not that it had ever been idyllic, but now it was just disintegrating and nobody seem to have the energy or desire to do anything about it.  We decided by the end of January that we would take […]

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Definitely knew it was the right decision

October 7, 2010

Tweet by ND (United Kingdom) I found this website before I went for my termination and I found it extremely helpful! Im 22 and in a great relationship, however we both werent ready to be parents. My doctor was very nice when I went to see her and referred me to Marie Stopes clinic. I […]

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Regret: Maudlin and False

October 4, 2010

Tweet I had a wonderful abortion. The narrative of abortion is so rigid that it’s difficult to figure out how to talk about it without falling into all these kind of pre-set traps. The narrative in most people’s minds seems to call for either acknowledgment or lengthy refutation of regret, gravitas and so on. For […]

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Abortion helped save my best friend’s life

October 1, 2010

Tweet By AS (South Dakota) She was 18, a freshman in college and my roommate. One night, she went to a party with a guy she thought she liked. She drank too much (she had basically no experience drinking) and woke up with him raping her. She told no one and came home. A few […]

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