Helen’s Story

I had an abortion when I was 18 and I have never regretted doing so.

I was at university, and dating a man that I thought I could not live without. He was abusive and controlling but I was young.

We were using Hormonal Birth Control, but somewhere something went wrong and I got pregnant. I knew what I wanted to do as I have never wanted children and I was literally sick with fear at the thought of something unwanted growing in me, like a parasite.

My then partner had wanted to literally strap me down to the bed for 9 months and FORCE me to not make my decision. When he found out I had terminated he beat me black and blue and tried to rape me to ‘get another one going’.

I left him a year later.

I do not regret the termination in the slightest – I was, and still am, not inclined to have kids. And if anyone would take a 24 year old seriously I would have my tubes tied.

‘If you are against abortion, don’t have one’

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