Pregnant at 23 with no husband, no job, she flushed away fears and abortion pills

(From right) Ginny Phang-Davey, 41, her son Kieran Phang-Davey, 18, and husband Andrew Davey, 38.
(From right) Ginny Phang-Davey, 41, her son Kieran Phang-Davey, 18, and husband Andrew Davey, 38. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Pregnant at 23, she had no husband and no job, only numberless fears about the future. She was on the verge of popping abortion pills, but killing her unborn baby was a prospect more traumatic than bringing up a child as an unwed mother.

A supportive aunt advised her: "Flush the pills. Then figure out what to do."

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