Young and pregnant

Young and pregnant: Two abortions by the age of 16

Now 23 and a mum, she talks about the need to raise awareness of support avenues

Ms Michelle Lim with her three-year-old son. The 23-year-old, who runs her own logistics business, does not feel that laws stipulating a minimum age for abortion or parental consent will help teenage mums like herself. She says she would not have had
Ms Michelle Lim with her three-year-old son. The 23-year-old, who runs her own logistics business, does not feel that laws stipulating a minimum age for abortion or parental consent will help teenage mums like herself. She says she would not have had her two abortions when she was a teen if she had "not felt all alone back then".ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

By age 16, Ms Michelle Lim had already had two abortions.

The first foetus was sucked out of her while she was unconscious. She was 15 and three months pregnant.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Two abortions by the age of 16'. Subscribe