Two Women Tell Their Stories of their Albury Abortion

Endless sorrow

Albury Wodonga Newsweekly : Friday, 21 September, 2012

TWO teenagers who had abortions in Albury have revealed their heart-rending stories of regret and remorse on a just launched national website.Melissa, 16, and 19-year-old Elle, who lost twins, wrote of the mental anguish they had suffered since having abortions. “I sat in a waiting room with other girls, one who looked as young as me. The rest were older, but everyone looked either really, really sad, or really, really scared,” Melissa wrote on iregretmyabortion.com.au “I don’t know how I looked. I still don’t know how I feel, except that there is a space inside me that feels wrong … like it shouldn’t be there. “I never want to go to school anymore. I don’t really care about anything anymore.  Nobody said anything about how I would feel. I know I don’t want this anymore.” Melissa was taken to the clinic by her mother. “There were a few people outside looking like they were praying,” she wrote.“This really scared me, because it made me think about what I was really doing, but the person in the clinic explained that they were really just there to make us feel bad.

I wasn’t so sure and I did want to stop and talk to them, but mum and another lady really pushed me along the footpath and told them to go away. I remember as I walked in the door, looking back and wishing I  could run back to them.”

Read both stories here.

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