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Audrey’s Story

How many abortions have you had? One What were your circumstances at the time of the abortion? I was dating my boyfriend from the age of 14 and we became secretly sexually active when I reached the age of 16. I had been sexually abused as a very young girl and I associated sex with …

Catherine’s Story

  Name:  Catherine  How many abortions have you had? One  My circumstances at the time of the abortion. I was almost 37 when I had an abortion and it broke my heart.   After having had some dark phases in my earlier life, including bouts of depression and an eating disorder, I was ‘in a good …

Louise’s Story

Name:  Louise My circumstances at the time of the abortion. It was a hasty decision. I think like many other women I went into ‘panic mode’ and believed the lie if I get rid of this ‘uncomfortable problem’ then all my problems would be solved. My head was all over the place, due to pregnancy …

Bernadette’s Story

Name: Bernadette County: Cork How many abortions have you had? One 1. My circumstances at the time of the abortion. I came from a traditional uncomplicated, pious Catholic culture in the west of Ireland. In my late teens I emigrated to England, hoping to experience a world less restrictive, of more opportunity, more exciting. In …

Lynn’s Story

Lynn Coles, Down How many abortions have you had? One What were your circumstances at the time of the abortion? I was born and brought up in Belfast. I am sixth of eight siblings. My parents were not religious in any way but we were sent to Sunday School. I went to a Grammar School …

Eimear’s Story

Eimear, County: Dublin. How many abortions have you had? One My circumstances at the time of the abortion. I was going through a very difficult time and was trying to find happiness in my life. I had only come out of a long term relationship and the breakup left me feeling very unloved. I had …

Jean’s Story

How many abortions have you had? One. My circumstances at the time of the abortion. I travelled to the UK for an abortion in 1980, when I was just 18 years old. My boyfriend (who later became my husband) travelled with me.My reason for opting for abortion was principally fear.. fear of telling my grandmother who raised …

Kate’s Story

How many abortions have you had? One My circumstances at the time of the abortion. I was in my early thirties, living in my parents’ house. I was single. I had lived away from home when I left school but dabbled with soft drugs, which led to a breakdown and started me on a career …

Megan’s Story

How many abortions have you had? One What were your circumstances at the time of the abortion? I had just come to work in Dublin to, feeling very lonely, needy and sad. I found it difficult to socialise. A friend brought me to a party and I met a guy, seemed nice and asked to …