"I am a single mother and did not have the resources for children when pregnancies occurred."

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I have had two abortions.

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s? Grieving, comfortable, peaceful, relieved, confident, angry, ashamed, sure, guilty, afraid, sad.

Two different experiences make the list of emotions confusing. My first abortion was one I had to travel for and lie for and could not share with people at home, so the emotions were primarily negative. Yet I was sure it was the right decision.

My second abortion took place at home with the help of Women on Web and was a far more positive experience. Thank you.

How did you do the abortion? With medicines ,and in a clinic or hospital with surgery. I found the foreign clinic quite frightening. The medical abortion at home was by far more comfortable.

What was your situation at this time? My personal reasons for not wanting a child. My first abortion was in 1997, the second ten years later. I am a single mother and did not have the resources for children when pregnancies occurred.

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings? Not this time as there were no lies to tell and could take place in the comfort of my home. I found a previous abortion for which I had to travel far more traumatic.

How did other people react to your abortion? I had support of friends.

Do you have children? I have 1 child.

What is your religion? No religion.

~Aileen

"The problem is that I have a disease which will not allow me to take anything with hormones — no birth control pills or anything."

"My five abortions helped me in supporting the three children I have today, and abortion is very much pro-life because of it."