‘I feel so guilty about my abortion that I can’t think of anything else’

A woman has spoken of the “fresh grief” she feels every morning as a result of having an abortion.

In a heart-breaking letter to The Times, a woman called Zoe said she was “devastated” about her abortion and regretted her decision “from the start”.

Responding to the letter, Times agony aunt Professor Tanya Byron advised her to visit abortion giant Marie Stopes for post-abortion counselling.

‘Feel so guilty’

Zoe wrote: “I am fixated on the abortion and feel so guilty that I can’t think of anything else.”

She added: “I keep having dreams about giving birth and living a life with many children, and every morning feel fresh grief.”

Zoe also shared how she later developed cervical cancer, had a hysterectomy and is now unable to have children.

“I can’t come to terms with the fact that I will never have a biological child, that I threw my chance away through my own stupidity and the situation I had allowed myself to get trapped in.”

Time wasted

Last year, a woman who decided to keep her baby said she was pressured into an abortion by Marie Stopes’ nurses and accused of “wasting their time” when she changed her mind.

Jade Stevens, who visited a Marie Stopes clinic in 2015, said: “I saw several nurses and explained my situation. I felt like they wanted me to have an abortion”.

“It is all about money. They are not counselling people properly.”

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