I had an abortion on June 1st 2007.

I had an abortion on June 1st 2007. I was 12 weeks pregnant and it is something I regret even to this day. I saw my baby when it came out and the image has haunted me ever since. I try to talk to people but they don’t understand. The only way you do is if you have been through it yourself. Editor’s note: Thanks for writing in…I can see that your anniversary date is coming up very soon so it must be a poignant time for you. Anniversary dates can be difficult. Not only that, it sounds as if your memories are really quite vivid for you as well. It may be time for you now to consider receiving some support for what you’ve been through. You sound as if you feel isolated and alone in your experience, but sharing it with someone who understands can be very helpful. Rather than try and cope with it alone, have courage to get in touch with your nearest centre so that you can begin to work through it. If not, ring the helpline or use Online Advisor. We’ll be thinking of you.

This story was sent in on 26/05/2008

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