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Hey! Thanks for checking out my blog. I had my abortion in Dec 2008, so you can find most of the posts about the nitty gritty by clicking on "2008" in the blog archives, and checking out things from there.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Post Abortion update

I got my period in mid January, about 5 weeks after my abortion. It was a normal period.

I still haven't sorted out the insurance mess, which is partially because I'm lazy and partially because it is so confusing and bureaucratic. Planned Parenthood sent me an invoice a few weeks ago, even though according to my insurance company they owe me money and not vice-versa. Still working on that one! Advice welcome!!

All is generally going well for me, and I really appreciate the support of my friends, my boss, and my partner through all of this.

It sometimes makes me sad that some people I care about would consider my decision immoral or think that women like me should not be allowed to make our own choices about our bodies. But I have no regrets. It upsets me to realize that some women are surrounded by only people who would judge them for making such a decision and don't have anyone to talk to about it. Considering that this is a procedure that nearly one in three women have, it should be easy to find someone to talk to. But stigma creates a silencing barrier.

One group that is trying to fight this stigma is women on waves, an awesome non-profit that you should check out. Here is a place where you can read about many women's abortion experiences. Some of them are even brave enough to share their face. I'm not that brave- sorry folks.

Please know that I will continue to check my email address associated with this blog even if I do not keep posting regularly. Please feel free to contact me with questions or to vent about your experience.

1 comment:

1outof3 said...

I freaking LOVE your blog. I found it when I started blogging my own second trimester elective abortion. I hope more women will take advantage of this way to get our voices heard.