Hello, my name is Claudia and I am 22 years old, I live in Monterrey, Mexico, where abortion is considered a crime and is penalized with jail … but I have had my abortion a month ago and this is my story.
I have had a relationship with this guy for years, his name is [...]
I had my abortion 4 years ago when I was 19. My boyfriend and I had been together for about 6 months when I found out I was pregnant. My mom had made some seafood salad and I became very ill after eating it, which was unusual for me. I told my boyfriend that I [...]
I’m Claire, I’ve had three abortions. Regret = zero.
My first was at 21. I worked at a small produce store and lived half-time with my parents. I was in a committed relationship with an older man who had a son. He made it quite clear that he was not willing to raise or support [...]
I’m 28 years old, and was with my boyfriend for just over a year. We split up 2 weeks before I found I was pregnant. We’d used different methods of contraception over the year, including the pill, condoms and even the morning after pill twice, but when the condom broke during our last time together [...]
I have had two abortions, one at the age of 16 and one at the age of 20. In retrospect, although I struggled emotionally at the time, I consider both of them to be excellent, sensible choices. Even during the immediate aftermath I have never considered myself to be anything other than pro-choice, and whilst [...]
My name is Cindy and I am 23 years old. I just had an abortion 2 days ago. I have 2 boys ages 5 and 2 and a half from a previous relationship. Almost a year after my break up I met a guy and we started as friends but the feelings grew quickly. We [...]
When I was 22, I was a junior in college. Because my parents never went to college and have always been poor, I have had to struggle my way through it financially. Both of my older sisters became pregnant out of high school and have never attempted to further their educations so it was a [...]
I’m 18 years old, attending high school, getting everything ready for college. I have a wonderful boyfriend, everything I could ask for. Then came something I didn’t ask for–an unwanted pregnancy. I thought I was pregnant a week or two before my period due to my nausea and moodiness.
My boyfriend tried to reassure me [...]
Foreword: When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our son, we weren’t that thrilled. We already had a daughter and we were happy with the way things were. But we decided to keep the baby anyway. As much as I wasn’t ecstatic about the pregnancy, I still wanted this one, but [...]
Foreword: Until I started reading other’s stories on INS I thought I had forgotten a lot of how my story unfolded and as I wrote this I realized it wasn’t that I hadn’t forgotten I just never really shared it. I hope my story helps someone else. Writing this has helped me put some personal [...]