I had an abortion when I was 17. I didn’t tell anyone except school friend because I thought if my parents found out they would not trust me any more to go out and live my life. If I had not had access to an abortion I would have been terrified as I absolutely did not want to have a baby. I was still growing up myself. I was not ready to be a parent. I am now 51 and I have two lovely children. I am with a long-term partner and we wanted and were ready to have a family. In the meantime I have been to university and had a good working life in the voluntary sector. I don’t think I would have been able to have this life if I had not had the right to an abortion when I needed it.