In February 2018 I left work after a night shift and bought a test, my period was late and I had started to fear the worst. I used oral contraceptive but they had failed apparently as my test almost immediately showed positive.



I went online and googled info in my local city, the first result was, unbeknownst to me at that time a Crisis pregnancy center.  I sent them an email and asked for info on where to contact for termination. The CPC responded with an awful and manipulative response about how traumatic a termination can be and how I should look at options.


I was not willing to look at other options, I knew then and will always know termination was the only option I wanted.


I contacted my local Planned Parenthood and they right away set me up with a local clinic, Dr and took over all the appointment making for me. I am and always will be eternally grateful to Planned Parenthood for this.


I found out early enough that I was able to obtain a medical termination. My Dr was away for my first appointment but I went for bloodwork and the following two weeks up until meeting the Dr Were awful, I was so sick and unable to eat or move, it was the worst and most awful time in my life and the actual pregnancy part was traumatic and I wanted it to be over.


I met with the Dr in early March, she wanted to discuss options and I told her point-blank that I had never wanted children and seeing as I worked with children in ministry and foster care I did not believe in having a child when you do not want/cannot be a parent.


I was prescribed the pill for termination and left feeling relieved, we set up a time to take each pill and arranged it for my days off work. I took the second pill on my day off, it began the process and was painful for almost 2 hours. I fell asleep and when I woke up I felt relieved, I was no longer sick and felt so much relief and gratitude.


I received a call a week later and was told that my recent bloodwork came back, I was no longer pregnant. The rush of joy I felt was unbelievable after getting this news.


I have never been anything but thankful and overwhelmingly happy with my decision. I am a successful,  caring and compassionate adult woman, I live happily with my pets and my family and my belief in women having the right to CHOOSE any option is stronger than ever. I am eternally thankful to live in a country where we are not persecuted for choosing to terminate, as we never should be.


I have met so many wonderful women and I have been lucky enough to hear their stories, women who are mothers already, who are professionals, women who cannot afford to have/care for a child. Women who are too young, too old or simply do NOT want to be a mother, women like myself.


Abortion was, and still is the best decision I have ever made and I will never stop supporting any woman's right to choose.


Thank you,


Loisha

Hello everyone, some great news today!


Today we are writing about:

  • Filming in Texas in March

  • Looking for the interviewees in Austin

  • Support our fundraiser!

  • Read Abortion Conversation Projects' blog post about us

  • New video series, short Q&A


Filming in Austin, Texas


We are going to Austin, Texas, this March, to film the interviews for The Choice. We are extremely excited, as we've waited for it for a long time. And it’s happening, finally!

We will be there mid-March, attending the SXSW festival as well as to present our documentary there and hopefully find some support and collaborations. As you know, there is still so much work to be done, but if we will film enough and various interviews in Austin - we hope to close the filming-production phase. This will be a huge milestone for us, fingers crossed!


Looking for the interviewees!


And speaking about those interviews: we are still looking for more interviewees there. Please, share this information with your networks, simply re-share our posts on Facebook or Twitter, or let us know if you have some advice who should we talk to - advocacy group, local organization, anyone you might think of.


Support our fundraiser!


In order to help us with our work, Abortion Conversation Projects launched a fundraiser for us on Facebook. We are seeking support with travel and accommodation costs, renting and shipping some filming equipment, and renting filming studio. We are independent filmmakers, financing our work ourselves and with the help of our supporters, like you. Please, consider making a contribution. Any amount makes a direct impact, whether $5 or $50. Sharing our request on Facebook also helps tremendously - so please share it! 😊


And now - something to watch and read!


Abortion Conversation Projects wrote about us on their blog, very nice article - you can find it here.


And as we keep receiving questions about The Choice from you - we decided to answer them in a form of short videos. We will be posting them on our IGTV channel here. One video is already there, today we are filming the next one, and will be talking about what The Choice is about and why we are using VR. Many people do not know it well yet, so we want to tell you why we find this technology so great for this project.



Thank you for all your help, constant support, sending us motivating messages, and being with us all the time! We appreciate it very, very much!


Best, Joanne-Aśka & Tom


As we are getting ready to film in the US in March, Abortion Conversation Projects are helping us to raise the necessary funds.


As you know, we are self-funded and we cover most of the costs on our own, but those costs are piling up, and some of them are impossible to avoid, travel and equipment rentals being one of them.


We've launched a fundraiser on Facebook in order to raise funds necessary for our US travel, accommodation, renting filming space and equipment. Every donation, no matter $5 or $50 - makes our work possible and helps us tremendously. It may seem little - but if 10 people do it, it adds up, and it does create a difference.


Please, support us through a donation, and share this with your networks! Even simple "share" on Facebook increases our visibility tremendously!




Thank you!