When you bring up the issue of “abortion” in Thailand, it often doesn’t take long before words like “sin”, “murder”, and “ghost baby” pop up.

This was the case for 35-year-old NGO worker Kuligarn Jintakanon when she decided to go through with the procedure after accidentally falling pregnant twelve years ago.

“I was shocked, I didn’t know what to do especially since I already had a one-year-old daughter that I was struggling to raise. My mom even had to quit her full-time job to help me take care of her,” she tells New Naratif.

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Teirra Kamolvattanavith is a News and Investigative journalist currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. Her interests include human rights, civil justice, culture, and sociology. Say hello at tkamolva@gmail.com.