GFP- just to address your comment re getting no responses, it is very easy for threads to slip through due to high traffic and a huge number of posts, truth be told had I not looked back at your topic lists I'm not sure I'd ever have found it and I do apologize if the interest it being 'bumped' is not what you were aiming for. It is a good idea in concept but there are many little things that would need to be worked out.
I hope you and your friend are doing ok
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11-12-2011 12:42 #21
11-12-2011 18:23 #22
I think this is the wrong area for this thread. It is not a supportive thread, and the linked FB site does not contain supportive, neutral language to describe termination.
Perhaps it should be moved to the Social Issues section instead. I feel it is distasteful to keep it here.
11-12-2011 18:32 #23
11-12-2011 19:25 #24
28-01-2012 19:19 #25
Also, i had an abortion once a very long time ago and wasn't sure about it. I told them on the table that i changed my mind and they put me out and did it anyway..
28-01-2012 20:57 #26
You know I usually I hover these threads but i think I need to say something, many years ago I had a termination at the age of 17.
My pill failed and I fell pregnant with my bf of 3 months whom was a massive drug user and when he found out he beat me and told me I was lying and kicked me out of the house we shared. My mother was the only one whom helped me move back home.
She said i needed the procedure done and I knew I had no job, the father was a downright jerk so I just said yes. I was an idiot but I had no counciling prior or post.
I was distraught afterwards because I feel to this day I had no one to talk to, there were no online support groups and aborting was very negatively viewed by everyone i knew and the whole ordeal just left me in isolation. Especially at 17 I was still trying to figure my life out and all this emotional burden I had.
Not even my mother would talk to me and she told me never to tell anyone and on top if it made me feel guilty that I put her through that.
So I attempted to take my life and it only occurred to everyone that I needed mental help and I received counciling for 4 years after the mental health group at the hospital strongly advised it.
In a time of weakness we need someone outside to talk about these fears and though I was young it hurt so much, I went on to misscarry 7 years after it with my current husband twice, one at 18 weeks and I really felt that was punishment.
But mandatory counciling afterwards I think needs to be, if I had it I wouldn't have scars from failed suicide.
I still see someone today but every three months just for a chat and clear things but I can't stress enough how much it helped me carry on in life.
01-02-2012 08:42 #27Junior Member
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Maybe it should be mandatory to see some kind of councillor, social worker, etc prior to going to the abortion clinic.
That way people can do this in their home town/ suburb prior to going to the appointment.
Even teenagers could see their school councilor.
And get some kind of written proof that this has taken place.
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01-02-2012 09:02 #28
I've looked at your facebook page, and to be honest I think it does come across a little anti-abortion, probably because of how you feel about your friend. I am all for increased services, but I think they should be free and available, not mandatory.
21-04-2012 15:18 #29
If I was made to do this or offered this it may have made things worse for me.... I dont think this is the answer.
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