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Story 5

I gave birth to my daughter in 2007, and it was a C-section delivery. In 2008 I got pregnant again and I was young as I was only 20 so I got scared. Since I had recently had a C-section, I thought it’s not possible for me to get pregnant soon. So I had an abortion at this women’s clinic in Midrand.

Everything was safe and done well and when I had the abortion, I was with my husband who was supportive. I am the one who wanted the abortion because I couldn’t have another child so soon after my daughter.

But now I just can’t let go of the guilt. I’m always counting how old my child would be. Abortion is not an easy decision, and you live with the guilt.


Do you have questions about what the SA law says about abortion? Click here to find out.

Are you thinking about getting an abortion but you’re not sure where to start? Find out here.

Do you know about the different abortion procedures? Learn about them here.

Getting an illegal abortion is dangerous and puts your health at risk. Learn how to spot illegal providers in this article.

Making the choice to have an abortion is not always easy. You may need to talk to someone about your feelings and thoughts. Trained counsellors at loveLife are here for you. Find out how can contact them by clicking here.

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