Carolyn’s story – “I tried to end my life after my abortion”

19 years ago, 17-year-old Carolyn made a permanent decision to a temporary problem. She was unexpectedly pregnant, and she mistakenly thought that an abortion was the only solution. After the abortion, she attempted to take her own life. Fortunately, she was unsuccessful.

“If only someone had let me know about adoption, or shown me an ultrasound of my baby, or introduced me to a midwife that would have told me about the support available, or offered to be my support person… I wasn’t prepared for the grief and the regret and the pain that came – I shouldn’t have been given that abortion, so if they didn’t turn me down, who are they actually turning down?”

Carolyn’s abortion didn’t actually fix the problems, it created a whole lot of problems.

Hear her story.


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