10 thoughts on “My First, and Last, Backstreet Abortion

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing story. I can not even begin to imagine how difficult and stressful the whole ordeal must have been especially to do it all alone! You are incredibly brave and strong! And I hope that the next time you are pregnant it is filled with only joy and excitement!!


  2. Wow. That is really hectic. I must say it doesn’t sound like “the easy way out”! Thanks for sharing that, it really made me think…


  3. I have tears in my eyes reading this. You are a very brave person for sharing this story. You have a lot of courage and it couldn’t have been easy, especially being alone. I hope you do have a son one day, at the right time, when you’re ready for him. x


  4. I wept for the late little one, it is heart breaking to imagine the scene, and what if the late little one was mawh, awh sham, Lord have mercy.
    Lady you are brave, and a go getter-I get the sense that what you want is what you get -whatever it takes.
    *Heartfelt read* Thank you for sharing.


  5. Thanks for sharing this. I’m from a similar background and have a similar story. It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one. I used to think that termination is the easy option – it isn’t. It’s a very difficult and brave one. I really hope you have a son.


  6. Wow what a story…..it breaks my heart reading this as i went through the exact same thing. My story is pretty similar actually. One thing i must say is that i was not alone, my boyfriend at the time brain washed me by saying all the good things i wanted to know. So being young and oh so stupid we went and had the same procedure. It was the worst day of my life, haunts me daily. We broke up 3 months later as we could not live with the guilt. 3 years down the line he is engaged with a 3 month old boy and i’m all alone. Its bad to say but i hate him…..yet i will always love him.


  7. Thank you for this moving account. I am a researcher who is doing work on the use of traditional medicines for abortion in South Africa. Because the subject is so sensitive many people are understandably wary of talking about it to a researcher. I would be very grateful if there are others who might wish to write anonomously about their experiences with abortion and traditional healers or using traditional medicine. I can be emailed directly at ldv.research@gmail.com Alternatively I’ll check here for follow up comments.


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