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I had an abortion on August 15, 2019. I had the abortion because my husband said he is unemployed, and we can’t support another child so that made me realize that this means that he will never work. He is afraid of responsibilities.

I had the abortion at a national hospital in Bloemfontein at the abortion clinic. I was not counselled before and after the abortion. The only thing they did was to lecture me for my decision. I was told that if I don’t prevent [use a contraceptive], they won’t help if I come again next time. It was really sad and scary sitting there with my thoughts consuming me. The guilt, the shame in your eyes as if everyone is seeing what you are doing.

I didn’t get any support from my husband. He’s the only one who knew I had an abortion. He even left us. Actually he abandoned me. Anyway, coping after this experience was easy because I kept busy with my schoolwork and my job. I’m fine now and can’t complain.


Did you know that counselling when you seek abortion services is your right if you want it? Click here to find out more.

Are you thinking about getting an abortion but you’re not sure where to start? Find out here.

Do you know about the different abortion procedures? Learn about them here.

Getting an illegal abortion is dangerous and puts your health at risk. Learn how to spot illegal providers in this article.

Making the choice to have an abortion is not always easy. You may need to talk to someone about your feelings and thoughts. Trained counsellors at loveLife are here for you. Find out how can contact them by clicking here.

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