Caroline was 22-years-old when she was raped. When she found out she pregnant, she immediately filled with fear and anxiety. Caroline went to a clinic where she was scanned by a “monosyllabic sonographer” who merely grunted at her.
“Looking back, I was panicked,” she says. “I didn’t feel there was a way to keep the baby. Nobody at the clinic gave me any advice that I, like most women, could be a good mum. I just needed some reassurance and support. Adoption, for example, wasn’t mentioned once.”
Caroline was given abortion pills but no one prepared her for the reality of the abortion or told her that she would have to pass a fully formed baby. The abortion continues to haunt Caroline twenty years later.
“I’m not sure I would have gone through with it if I’d known what was going to happen,” Caroline said.
‘Looking back, I was panicked… Nobody at the clinic gave me any advice that I, like most women, could be a good mum. I just needed some reassurance and support. Adoption, for example, wasn’t mentioned once.’
Caroline's story in the Daily Mail
Abortion is nothing to shout about
Comment by Caroline on Conservative Woman
Used with the kind permission of Caroline Farrlow
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