Having an abortion 3 years ago was the worst decision I have ever made.

Having an abortion 3 years ago was the worst decision I have ever made. I regret what I did daily and will never forgive myself. I remember every single detail from the moment I found out I was pregnant to the moment I left the hospital after the abortion. I wish I could turn the clock back and start again, this pain and sorrow I feel is my own doing and I deserve to suffer.
Anyone thinking about going for an abortion please don't rush into it like I did, think of the future.

Editor's Comment

It is very hard to look back on a decision with regret. I agree with you that the important thing is to give yourself time and space to really think through your decision. Getting information and talking to someone independent can also help to give you a different perspective, especially if you feel trapped and that you don't have a choice. It is often afterwards when the pressure is off, that you can begin to see that there were alternative solutions to the problems you were facing. If you would like some post abortion support it is available and even though you may feel it was 3 years ago, it can still really help you.You can call the national helpline, log on to Online advisor, or follow the link to find a centre for post abortion support in your area.

This story was sent in on 07/10/2013

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