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After the abortion I have only felt alone, betrayed, empty and depressed. I haven't found a way to heal my wounds...

Abortion Story: Paysandú, Uruguay

Submitted to Abort73 by a 19-year-old woman on June 8, 2018.

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Last year, I got pregnant from someone I loved a lot. And I thought he loved me back, until he pushed me to abort. My baby was 10 weeks and two days old when it died, or better said, I killed it. I thought that heeding my boyfriend would save our relation, but I forgot to consider that he didn't love me as much as I had thought, and dumped me after the abortion. My parents didn't care about me. They agreed with him on aborting their grandchild. I felt betrayed. After the abortion I have only felt alone, betrayed, empty and depressed. I haven't found a way to heal my wounds. I doubt I'll feel at peace with myself or find help anytime soon. I have heard abortion empowers women, but I think that's a lie to glamorize an abhorrent act. Personally I've felt exactly the opposite: demeaned and objectified because of the way my parents and my ex treated me when they found out about my pregnancy, and the way they treated me after my abortion.

Age: 19
Location: Paysandú, Uruguay
Date: June 8, 2018

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