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The referendum just made me think of all my mistakes, and of all the pain that many more women will go through...

Abortion Story: Bray, Ireland

Submitted to Abort73 by a 24-year-old woman on May 29, 2018.

Last Friday, May 25th, 2018, most of my people voted to repeal the 8th amendment from our Constitution, and although I did expect that result, I'm still disappointed because they don't know the nefarious consequences it will bring.

In the spring of 2013, when I was 19, I got pregnant by my then-boyfriend. He didn't want to have kids then, so he pushed me to go to the UK and get an abortion which, unfortunately, I got in London. He never cared if I wanted to have my baby or not, but that was my first mistake, the one I regret the most. I didn't tell him about my feelings, and I didn't save my baby.

At first, I didn't care about it, but suddenly, a couple years after the abortion, things changed. I fell into severe depression, and very suddenly and I just stopped talking to my boyfriend, and blocked him from all my social networks, without even telling him why.

I'm still dealing with all the problems I got because of the abortion. I used to think I had gotten over it, but the referendum just made me think of all my mistakes, and of all the pain that many more women will go through, because of "choice.”

Age: 24
Location: Bray, Ireland
Date: May 29, 2018

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