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Questions To Consider If:

You Experienced Abortion

Before
When did you find out you were pregnant? Whom did you tell? What was their reaction? What options did you consider? What led up to your decision to abort?

 

During
When and where did the abortion take place? Who accompanied you to the clinic or doctor’s office? What happened there?

 

After
What happened right after the abortion? Did you talk to anyone about it? What happened in the days and weeks that followed? What happened in the months and years that followed? What did you feel immediately afterward? What do you feel now? How has the abortion impacted your life?

 

Note: Not all of the questions will apply to your situation.

 

Someone Close to You Experienced Abortion

Before
When did you find out about the pregnancy? What was your reaction? What was her/their reaction? Who else knew? What role did you play, if any, in the decision to abort?

 

During
When and where did the abortion take place? Did you accompany her/them to the clinic or doctor’s office? What was that like?

 

After
What happened right after the abortion? Were you able to talk about it? If so, with whom? What happened in the days and weeks that followed? What happened in the months and years that followed? What did you feel immediately afterward? What do you feel now? How has the abortion impacted your life?

 

Note: Not all of the questions will apply to your situation. It all depends on when you found out about the pregnancy and abortion.

 

Stories from Explore

July 30, 2013 I was twenty-five. I used birth control. Got pregnant. Told the father, he cried and begged. I was so excited. I had a life inside me. I wanted the child so very very much... More…

July 29, 2013 Lost sibling. I was born to M and F. Both were very young and very scared. My mother choose life but my father was not so loving to his children. Shortly after I was born he impregnated another girl... More…

 

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