I was 16 when I had an abortion. I’m now 20 and it still deeply hurts me.

I was 16 when I had an abortion. I’m now 20 and it still deeply hurts me. At the time, I thought it was the right thing to do and, for a while after, I was fine with it but now I can’t helping looking back and thinking whether I did the right thing or not. I just can’t get my head around it now, thinking that I killed a part of me. Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your feelings with us…It sounds as if, looking back now, that you have very real doubts about your abortion decision. Maybe for the first time, you’ve seen beyond the circumstances you were in at the time and begun to think more deeply about what was involved. If you feel that it’s in your thoughts quite a lot and you feel low, then maybe it’s time to talk about it with someone who understands and who can help you come to terms with it in a healthy way. Just ring the helpline or visit your local centre or use Online Advisor.
This story was sent in on 20/03/2007

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