I had an abortion 12 years ago today. I don’t feel guilty about it, but I have over the years felt pangs of regret and wondered ‘what if?’. How different my life would have been if I’d made a different decision. it was undoubtedly the right choice. I was at the start of a relationship (which I’m still in today) but it was not the right time for either of us. The most traumatic thing was the rift it created between me and my mum when she found out, as she desperately wanted me to keep it which shocked and hurt. The right to choose is SO important and I am uplifted by reading many of these stories today. I’ve always hidden this part of my life from all but friends and close family. I’m determined now not to feel embarrassed and to help remove the stigma associated with abortion by speaking out.

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