Abortion Story: Cambridgeshire, UK
Submitted to Abort73 by a 15-year-old woman on July 15, 2015.
I had just turned 16 when I found out I was five weeks pregnant. I was excited but also very scared. My relationship at the time wasn't great. I was emotionally and physically abused by my 21-year-old ex. When I told him I was pregnant, he wasn't very understanding. He has a child of his own from a past relationship which he didn't really bother with anyway. As the weeks past, we got back together and started planning our child's future. He then repeatedly told me our child was unwanted by his family and himself. I was distraught as we both played a part, and I wanted to take responsibility for my action. Luckily, I had a supportive family behind me and decided I was going to bring my child up alone. I then booked an appointment at the clinic to discuss my options, so I understood what I wanted. I ended up having a termination, and I regret it with all my heart. Since the termination happened last October, I have not stopped thinking about my baby and what life would have been like with her here.
Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
Date: July 15, 2015