skinnerWe thought she had gone. I had grieved for that baby and we’d just managed to get our heads around it.

Anthony and I felt like we’d made the right decision because we were having problems and we didn’t think it was right to bring a baby into that. I’d always been one of those people that was against abortions and hated them, but I was suffering with postnatal depression…. But it was not an easy decision and I regretted it straight away.

She’s obviously a little fighter, and we don’t want to cause it any more harm. When I had the abortion it didn’t feel the same as it does now – we have seen her and she has a heartbeat.

~ 19-year-old Shannon Skinner, who had a chemical abortion via Marie Stopes International at 8 weeks of pregnancy only to find months later that she was still pregnant with a second daughter, due in May, as quoted by The Daily Mail Online, December 31

Marie Stopes’ response? “Very occasionally, the medical abortion pill can fail. Cases like this are few and far between but of course that does not make the situation any the less upsetting.”

[Photo by Jon Kent/ via Daily Mail]

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