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January 15, 2019

“I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant. I took the test with my boyfriend there with me. We've been dating for half a year at that time and used condoms always, it broke once, but we figured it shouldn't be a problem. It is quite complicated to ge...

October 15, 2018

Content warning: suicide, rape

“My suicide, as a gift to my Dad. I was fifteen, motherless (she died of cancer,) and raised by an upstanding, beleaguered, and loving Catholic Dad. At a beach party a guy "friend" dragged me behind a dune and raped me....

March 3, 2018

“I am 21 and I had my abortion yesterday. I was 6 weeks however, I realised at two weeks when I felt heavily nauseous and could smell everything intensely. I wish I was able to have this baby. Immediately, I felt a connection, I could feel the baby w...

September 27, 2017

"Stigma only hurts people who are already hurting. I added to that stigma because I could never envisage myself making such a selfish choice. I wanted to stop people from normalising abortion. Another option seemed so easy to me, too easy, in fact. I...

January 12, 2017

“So I was 21, in a horrible relationship with an abusive heroine addict. When I first found out I was pregnant I was so happy. I thought maybe he could get his life together stop using drugs and be the person I fell in love with. I was terribly wrong...

April 8, 2016

"My abortion experience was hideous. I became pregnant as the result of a rape on a night out.. I won't go into exact details about that. I had sex with him a second time two days later when he turned up at my house unexpectedly. The day after that I...

February 12, 2016

"Driving up to the building scared shitless. I get out of the car and hear people yelling… cursing… screaming at me, calling me names. I sign in and find chair. I’m looking down at my feet completely ashamed and feeling guilty. I hear this high pitch...

December 4, 2015

"It is very hard to write my story because I have to get over the shame I feel for my past situation that resulted in an unplanned pregnancy. Along the years I tried to speak about it to a few people, but I ended up telling half-truths and what I tho...

December 2, 2014

“I feel like my life has spiraled out of control. Its like every time I become pregnant my mind automatically tells me "This is bad, you can't do this, you're not ready, it's not the right time." I'm a 25yo nursing student graduating in May. I've bee...

March 3, 2014

"I was 16 when I found out i was pregnant. At first i was scared and didn't know what to do. I told the father and the first thing that he told me was to get an abortion because he didn't have time to raise a baby he had other plans. I cried i have a...

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