My name is Róisín. It was 2014. We had 3 children, our youngest was only 8 months old when I found out I was 6 weeks pregnant. At that point , I was physically and mentally drained and I just couldn’t cope with the pressure of another child. My partner & I agreed that we were unable to continue the pregnancy.

I had always thought of myself as “pro-life” but when it came down to it, I had to put the needs of my family first and so my partner & I decided that a medical abortion was the best option for our family. When I was 8 weeks pregnant, we flew to Manchester for a termination. It was a very difficult decision, but it was the right one and I’ve never regretted it.

Abortion is such an abhorred word in this country but people should know that no woman takes that decision lightly.

Two hands holding each other on an aeroplane

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