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In Canada, an abortion request is made by the family doctor and, if approved, is funded and performed in the hospital. Regardless of the institutional ease, it is NOT emotionally easy to initiate the process.

I was an impoverished, single parent just a couple years out of a mentally and physically abusive marriage to a born again Christian. I was cut off from all my friends because I left my husband and branded as evil.

I became pregnant very shortly after meeting my first boyfriend, who certainly wanted no part of it. Since I had belonged to a very repressive church, I believed this was yet again more proof of my evil nature.

I was already struggling to survive with my young daughter. Another child would have destroyed my already tattered life.

Why can't I get over the guilt?