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Choices

 

 

In the UK, the Abortion Act 1967 made termination of pregnancy up to 28 weeks’ gestation legal. There has been tinkering around the edges with this, and of course Northern Ireland is currently exempt, which sees many women still obtain abortions, but privately in the mainland.

Choices

 

To the Teenager who thinks

She’s just not ready to be a parent.

To the thirty-something year old who knows

They never will be.

 

To the Mum of three who feels

That she is already so stretched,

That she just doesn’t have it in her

To keep another whole.

 

To the nulliparous (childless) woman,

With a freshly painted nursery on standby,

As she lies back and begins to comprehend

The ultrasound image and the heartbreak it conveys.

 

To those who can’t.

Don’t want to.

Not right now or maybe ever.

To each and every one of you.

 

You have

Choices

And

They are yours alone to make.

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