Woman tries to have an abortion. Abortion fails. Now woman worried half to death her baby will be born handicapped because of her earlier choice. And that’s supposed to be empowering?
The clinic staff were shocked,” she says. “They said there was a high chance the pregnancy would still miscarry. Horrifyingly, if it continued he was likely to be born handicapped.”
Over the next few days Lucy agonised over what to do.
“It was a terrible decision to make,” she says. “I didn’t think I could cope with bringing up a handicapped child. And I also knew if my baby was born disabled I would never forgive myself.
“But then my baby had survived so much. I had to give him a chance.”
Although Lucy spoke to doctors at the clinic and also her GP, she says no one could give her a clear idea about what might happen with the pregnancy.
She says: “As my GP explained, not enough babies have survived the abortion procedure to know what the side-effects of the pill might be on them.
“But the more I thought about it, the more having another abortion felt like murder.”
I’ll let you chew on that last line by yourself. Meanwhile, make sure you read the story to the end – see anything funny right there at the bottom? Yes! An ad for Marie Stopes! Well done, Sun!by