Siobhán

Siobhán is a mother of two from the Republic of Ireland. When she got pregnant again, she wanted an abortion. Her story was told in 2017, when it was still illegal to have an abortion in her country.

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"Siobhán's" story is a real testimonial taken from the booklet "in her SHOES. women of the 8th", published by the In Her Shoes – Women of the Eighth Facebook page. 

All informants and stories in this project have been anonymised. All names are changed.

Siobhán's story

When I found out I was pregnant I really felt the bottom had dropped out of my world. With two kids, both with a myriad of issues, no money, and being in a turbulent relationship, I knew that I didn't want a third child.


I was constantly drained. A baby was just out of the question.

Siobhán

I continuously felt on the end of my rope. Already before the pregnancy my life was incredibly stressful; one of my kids has special needs and requires a huge amount of extra care. I was constantly drained. A baby was just out of the question.