A lone parent with a disabled 6 year oldBy anonymous on 02/09/2010
I had an early abortion when my first child, who has a disability, was six years old.
At the time I was a lone parent.
The whole process was handled with care and compassion by my GP and other medical professionals. I had good, kind support and help from my friends.
My decision was not taken lightly, but I knew then and know now that it was the right one for me and my family (I now have three grown-up children).
Abortion is not for everyone, and there is no doubt that it requires a huge amount of thought and consideration but, if that's what is best, please try not to feel guilty about it. Twenty six years later, I have no doubt that my tough decision was the wisest decision.