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Dealing with guilt and shame after three abortions

Published on Jul 27, 2014 8:28 AM

Felicia, a 35-year-old unmarried consultant, has had three abortions and each time, guilt and shame sent her into a deep funk.

She is among those who have had multiple abortions.

Last year, one in three women who terminated their pregnancies had previous abortions. Some 22 per cent had their second abortion, 7 per cent their third, and 4 per cent, their fourth or more.

The proportion of repeat abortions has remained stable in the past decade.

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Background story

Sense of regret

"There's a great sense of regret. If someone could have told me there were other options, I might have gone through with my last pregnancy."

FELICIA, a 35-year-old consultant who had three abortions