I had an abortion when I was 16. We had used a condom but it split, so I went to my GP for the morning after pill but it made me really sick and I threw up in the school toilets. I have never been so scared in all my life as when I realised I was pregnant. My mum had me when she was 19 and had no family support, she was very depressed when I was a young child which caused me to be very anxious. I knew that I wasn’t ready to be a mother at 16. I don’t regret my abortion at all, I’m now a mother of 2 teenagers who I adore and they wouldn’t exist if I had carried that pregnancy to term. I don’t think I would have coped with a baby at 16, the effect on my mental health would have been devastating and I wouldn’t have been able to provide well for my child.