Tomoko

Tomoko was 43 years old when she had her first abortion experience in 2019. She was already a mother of three, and her contraceptive had failed.

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This story is collected by Women on Web. WoW is a medical abortion service that has provided over 100,000 women with the ability to terminate unwanted pregnancies for more than 15 years. Their mission is to provide safe, accessible and affordable online abortion care to women and people around the world. 

Tomoko contacted WoW's online abortion service, this is an edited version of what she wrote.

Thank you so much for helping us out. I will start a new life with my three children, with a fresh determination.

Tomoko

Tomoko's story

I just divorced my husband and I have absolutely no money.

I am pregnant with my ex-husband, but I cannot contact him. I do not know where he is at all. I do not have money to have a surgical abortion, nor do I have time to go to the hospital because I have to work in order to feed my three children. I have only 5000 yen (around 45 USD) at hand for this month.

My husband was violent. Finally I could divorce him, but I became pregnant, and I have to pay money to fix the situation, isn’t this unfair?

I have absolutely no money or power to raise another kid. I need to terminate this pregnancy. Please help me.

Tomoko contacts Women on Web again while she’s waiting for the pills to arrive:

I am waiting for the abortion pill to arrive. I suffer from nausea, but I have to work for money. Every day is hell.

Tomoko contacted Women on Web after the abortion:

Thank you so much for helping us out. I will start a new life with my three children, with a fresh determination.