I had an abortion at 23, I was 19 weeks

I had an abortion at 23, I was 19 weeks.
I find I have good days and bad, today is a bad one as of 20 mins ago.
I got it thrown back in my face sort of like a weapon, as I helped a friend but got it thrown in my face that she had been there for me through the hardest time in my life, which I would just like to try and push to the back of my mind and move on. With this being chucked in my face now I'm scared it will come up more and more.
I made a mistake why can't people just let me move on. It's hard enough when the time of year comes around when it happened, and when the due date would have been.

Editor's Comment

It must have been hard for you to have a late abortion at 19 weeks, and maybe you are going to need some help to be able to move on. Sometimes however much you try to draw a line under the experience it continues to fester under the surface, and you need to actually allow it to surface to be able to heal properly. You can call the national helpline 0300 4000 999, log on to Online advisor, or follow the link to find a centre for post abortion support in your area.

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