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My body. My choice.

by Anonymous

June 17, 2019

Content Warning: physical abuse

The first time I was 18 and in a very violent relationship. I was on the pill. I had a surgical abortion. Afterwards he called me a murderer and kicked me in the stomach.

The second time I was 20 and in the same violent relationship. I was on the pill. I had a surgical abortion. Afterwards he called me a cunt and kicked me in the face.

 

The third time I was 26 and single. I went out with a few guys from work and my drink was spiked. I wasn’t on the pill. I didn’t consent to sex. I was in denial for a long time afterwards. I had a medicated abortion. The foetus didn’t pass. I contracted sepsis and almost died.

 

I am fortunate enough to live in a country where abortion is legal and accessible.

 

I’m now 48 and in medically induced menopause due to endometriosis. I never had children. I have no regrets and stand by the decisions I made as without them I wouldn’t be where I am now. Xx

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