I’m just turned 19. I had an abortion on July 10th 2007. I was 19 weeks and 1 day. Very late on.

I’m just turned 19. I had an abortion on July 10th 2007. I was 19 weeks and 1 day. Very late on. I was only 17 at the time so I wasn't ready to be a mum. I had told the baby's dad; he was happy at first and then we broke up and he told me to get an abortion before he beat it out of me. Before anyone thinks so, I didn’t have my abortion just because he told me to. I did it out of the fact that I’m a mechanic, and can't get under a car at 6 months pregnant. I had my whole life ahead of me, so I got rid of him. To this day I regret it big time. But I’m in college doing my bodywork course and happily 10 weeks pregnant again, not getting rid of this one. Editor’s note: Thank you for telling us your story…I get the feeling that there is so much more underneath what you have written with regard to your experience. Just the fact that you’ve found this site and written your story here tells me that something in your heart is looking for something. The abortion couldn’t have been an easy thing to go through, especially given the pressures you were under at the time. Your ‘head’ may have told you that this was the best thing to do, but it sounds as if your heart has been in some pain since then. It may be that not only do you feel regret, but a range of other emotions too. Perhaps you feel that this second pregnancy is one that will be healing for you. Whatever you are experiencing at an emotional level, there is support available for you if you ever need it. We wish you well in your new pregnancy.

This story was sent in on 16/09/2008

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