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Abortion hotline launched

10th March 2008

The country's first phone line dedicated to women thinking about abortion has launched.

Marie Stopes International has provided the service after a succesful six-month trial. Liz Davies, the agency's UK and western Europe director, said: "The fact that women can now talk to a counsellor outside a clinical environment makes the service more accessible for many, both physically and psychologically." 

 

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Saturday 7th November 2009 @ 10:20

i had a abortion at 25 years old reason 1st time i slept boyfriend.....he did not approve and i did not want to go ahead but i was frighened of what peep would say...and parents...and i had been pregnant at 22 had a miscarraige and boyfriend went awol...so was very scared at that time parent were extremely angry and i got no support just very harsh words his family the same....anyhow i found the whole experience frightening and no counselling was offered and i was confronted by a nun outside stating dont do it..i didnt want to ...my boyfriend finished with me 4 year later after i asked for marraige and children....i then later went on to meet my husband and i had a premature baby which died. i was informed that abortions can lead to a weak cerivix...THIS INFORMATION WAS NEVER GIVEN TO ME AT THE TIME IF I KNEW THIS I WOULD OF NOT HAD THE ABORTION. IT IS A VERY PAINFUL THING TO DO....,,I DO NOT REGRET IT AS I DO NOT WANT ANY TIES WITH THAT MAN BUT I WANTED A BABY WITH MY HUSBANB....I WAS NOT GIVEN ANY HELP OR ADVICE I THINK THIS IS A FANTASTIC IDEA....PLEASE NOTE THAT ABORTIONS LEAD TO WEAK CERVIX THAT CAN DESTROY FUTURE PREGANCIES...HIGHLIGHT THIS .........................


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Article Information

Title: Abortion hotline launched
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5927
Date Added: 10th Mar 2008

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