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Abortion Story: UK

Submitted to Abort73 by a 34-year-old woman on August 28, 2010.

I agree with many thoughts and feelings expressed by the lady from South Carolina (August 2). Knowing what I know now... if you really do want children at some point in your life, never have an abortion. Even if it means going it alone. I never had the self belief that I could be a good single mum which I now know I could be. It's been ten years and the pain comes and goes, but it's still there all the same. The emptiness is still there. I thought I had plenty of time to find someone who wanted to settle down and have kids but it hasn't quite worked out that way. I just hope it's not too late. I also want to say that fear itself or fear of what others might think or a decision based on fear should be ignored. It stops you from making an informed decision, I now know that as the UK has a good welfare system as well as other support networks, I could have coped at least till I could work again. I now know that my family, even though mostly far away would have supported me. The fact is no high flying career achieved or striving for material things can make up for that loss and the emotional, mental, spiritual price you pay. After 10 years I never thought I would be saying this, but I truly regret my decision.

Age: 34
Location: UK
Date: August 28, 2010

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