A medical student's experience of abortionBy anonymous on 18/02/2014
You have the right to compassionate care - a medical student's experience of abortion. As a medical student in my first year of training, finding out that I was pregnant left me utterly bewildered. I was fortunate to be in a stable relationship and had no pressure placed on me either way. We sat down and made what I still believe to be the most kind and sensible decision for all of us based on a number of very personal reasons: could students care for a child well? We had no money and no parents close by so was it fair to raise a child in these circumstances? How many people have abortions? Is it safe? What about conceiving again, afterwards? After weighing up all these decisions I went to my GP who, due to the stage of the pregnancy referred me to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.