UK: ‘Why I chose to have an abortion at 39’

A growing number of women in their 30s and 40s are opting to have terminations. The vast majority – 70 per cent – are in a relationship.

by Jennie O’Sullivan

11 September 2016, The Telegraph

If you’d have told me when I was in my 20s that I’d one day need an abortion, I’d never have believed it – nor agreed with it. Especially not if you’d have told me that I’d have one while happily married with a supportive husband.

And standing alone in the bathroom, at the age of 39, seeing the positive result on the test stick, I felt sure that I wanted this baby.

My heart thumped, but I smiled. Seeing that little pink line – it’s always a miracle, whether planned or not. This certainly hadn’t been planned; it was totally unexpected.

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Source: The Telegraph