UK – Can An Abortion Ever Be Ancient History?

Can An Abortion Ever Be Ancient History?

by Sophie Ratcliffe
Mar 2, 2019

Despite being pro-choice, Sophie Ratcliffe never thought she’d have an abortion. Seven years after she did, she became pregnant again – and now she wants to end the silence around termination

‘I had an abortion a while ago. And a miscarriage last year.' My voice echoed in the darkness as the sonographer passed a probe over my abdomen. I was answering her question. She had just asked if this was my first pregnancy. Her hand paused and she leant towards me. ‘You do know,’ she said kindly, ‘that those two things aren’t related?’