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I've Had Multiple Abortions

Anonymous
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That's my confession.

I had them at ages 17, 20, 25, and 30.

They were all done before 6 weeks gestation. Three of the four times I was on BC (Nuva ring once and IUD the other two) and I've been with only one man for the last 10 years, so I'm not a "slut."

The first pregnancy was the result of date rape. I had taken Plan B, but it did not work. The second was a BC failure (Nuva Ring) and I was in a horrible situation and would never bring a child into it. The third and forth terminations were for health reasons (related to a health condition of my own.)

It was a difficult decision each time, but it was the best choice each time and I have no regrets. I believe that sometimes, the option to not continue a pregnancy is the most appropriate and responsible decision.

The health and well-being of myself and my children will always come before the life of an embryo. I wish that pro-life women would realize that no one wants to have an abortion. It's not fun and it's not a decision made lightly. But it is a valid pregnancy decision and should remain a safe option for those who need or want it.

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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iluv2meow
by on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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I think abortions are great! I wish more women would have them regularly and often :)

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:27 PM
Most clinics won't do it before 6 weeks.
tm88rn
by on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM
If it was right for you, good for you. I've had one abortion, at 15. I was 11 weeks with twins. I have no regrets and never have.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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that is ridiculous.

outtamymynd
by Ruby Member on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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Oh boy, I would never judge your personal life, but really, you have to keep private things private. This post is going to get ugly.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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Many will do one as soon as you get a positive pregnancy test.

They do a U/S to determine the location if the pregnancy and if the doctor feels that it would too difficult to perform correctly (meaning the possibiryvif retained tissue), then they will not proceed.

I've never had an issue at 5-ish weeks.

Quoting Anonymous:

Most clinics won't do it before 6 weeks.
SarahLizyB
by Gold Member on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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Abortion is not birth control honey.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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bad

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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Oh, I know it is and I know I'm crazy for posting this, but I get so tired of the stereotypes.

I'm an older, college-educated, married mother. I was using effective birth control responsibly.

Sometimes, things happen anyway.

Quoting outtamymynd:

Oh boy, I would never judge your personal life, but really, you have to keep private things private. This post is going to get ugly.
MamatoKy
by Platinum Member on Apr. 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM
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Quoting iluv2meow:

I think abortions are great! I wish more women would have them regularly and often :)

 lol. I agree with this =)

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