Back in 2012, the world was shaken by the tragic story of Savita Halappanavar. She passed away due to a medical misadventure after her doctors refused to perform an abortion when she was suffering from a septic miscarriage. This whole tragedy caught everyone’s attention and so it began a battle for legal abortions in Ireland. On 25 May 2018, a referendum was held, and with 66.40% of people voting pro-choice, abortions were legalized in the Republic of Ireland.
While everyone was talking about the referendum, one Imgur user known as TheUnwantedWoman decided to share her story and portray a very unique side of abortions, explaining how they actually change people’s lives. She started her story by quoting those who constantly use “but think of the unborn child!” as an argument. TheUnwantedWoman was willing to show a different point of view, one that reveals the reality of children who feel unwanted in their own families. She titled her story “My voice mattered,” stating that she often wishes her mom would have been allowed to perform an abortion.
After the user shared her story, people started writing comments, encouraging her and supporting the referendum in Ireland. Scroll down to read her story yourself
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On May 25th, 2018 abortions were legalized in the Republic of Ireland
One woman decided to share her story and encourage people to vote pro-choice
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