Well, I am 16 now and I had an abortion when I was 15. It has ruined my life.
Editor’s note: Thanks for sharing your story with us…The strange thing about abortion is that many women say they didn’t want to do it but they decided it was for the best. Our heads tells us one thing – that it makes completely logical sense to have an abortion under the circumstances we’re in – and our hearts tell us something else – that we don’t want to end the pregnancy because our instinct is to nurture and love it. So often the head wins and the heart’s voice gets smothered…but it’s from the heart that the pain comes afterwards. However ‘right’ your abortion was for your situation, it’s clear your heart is now suffering guilt, grief and sadness as a result. It doesn’t sound as if you are coping with these feelings very well by yourself, so it would be good for you to get in touch with your nearest centre and have some post-abortion support. You’ll be able to talk with someone confidentially and be helped to find ways of relating to your experience in a better way and come through these difficult feelings. Be brave – get in touch. We’ll be thinking of you.