I had an abortion four weeks ago. It was the worst decision I have ever made in my entire life.
Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story with us…It sounds as if you are really suffering with the weight of responsibility for this and feel that you can never be at peace with yourself. In fact, there may be a part of you that feels you should never have that luxury again. In other words, a life sentence.
But there is hope. Although you really feel the loss and grief and guilt, what you chose to do is not the unforgiveable sin. There is a way through these painful emotions. It’s not an easy path of recovery, but you are left in a place that means you can relate to your experience in a healthier way than you are now. You’ve already started that journey by writing on this website. It probably helped you, although it was scary. Telling your story is the first step to recovery. All you need to do now is pick up the phone to contact your nearest centre and ask about post-abortion support. Or you can ring the helpline, or use Online Advisor. The options are there to make it easier for you. This isn’t something you’ll forget, but you will be able to think about it differently. We’ll be thinking of you.