I had an abortion in 1996

I had an abortion in 1996. I knew straight away that I was in no place to have or care for a baby. My partner and I discussed it and I was referred by my GP to another doctor and then to hospital. The procedure was quick and painless and I was out of hospital the same day. I never regretted my decision, not for one second. I was given counselling at the time I made my decision to make sure I was making the right decision and know it was the right one for me. Even when I suffered (non related) infertility issues later on I didn't regret my decision. Even when I suffered a miscarriage, even when I went through IVF, even when I had ante-natal testing - I didn't regret my decision.
This story was sent in on 12/02/2014 and it's been viewed 42 times.

Read more abortion stories

I'm sad about my termination but I'd do the same thing again

I had a termination when I was 17, and although sad, I'd do it again…

Previous

By 8 weeks we decided to terminate the pregnancy.

Next

Help & support is available

If you're struggling through a situation like that described above, or are being affected by similar issues from your past, no matter how long ago, help is available.

You can get free, sensitive & confidential help at a centre near you. Use these links for:

Got a story to tell?

Relating your story to other people can be very difficult but rewarding.

If you'd like to tell other readers, possibly facing the same problems you did, about your experiences please click the button to:

Tell your story →