I was a recent graduate and new to living in the USA. My boyfriend was Catholic and we had been using the natural method of contraception. It didn’t work.

I realized I had to decide whether i wanted to start a family and marry him or have an abortion. I chose to have an abortion and we split up. It was a day procedure and i was conscious throughout. Afterwards they wheeled me into a shared room where rows of young women recovered from the procedure. No privacy. No support. Then i was sent home which at the time was a hostel in the city and i shared a room with three other women. I walked home to save money from a taxi fare. I regret that.