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Katie Price went to an abortion clinic three times while pregnant with her son Harvey, but couldn’t go through with it

Author and former model, Katie Price, has said she tried to have an abortion three times but couldn’t go through with it.

According to her latest autobiography, Harvey and Me, Price found herself pregnant in 2001. Her then-boyfriend, Dwight Yorke, had been a striker for Aston Villa and Manchester United football clubs, and he allegedly indicated that he wanted no part in the baby’s life.

In her book, Price says: “Dwight gave me the impression that if I kept it, he wouldn’t want to be with me. I didn’t think that would be fair on our child”.

“They hadn’t even been born yet and they would already be from a broken home”.

“I just thought, ‘How would I cope on my own?’ I was only young and I presumed that nobody would want a single mum. So I booked in to a private clinic to have an abortion”.

“I actually ended up going to the abortion clinic a total of three times”.

She said that when she told Dwight that she was pregnant, “he didn’t even offer to pay towards it”.

She adds: “In fact, he didn’t offer me any support whatsoever. He didn’t even ask if I was OK. Having an abortion wasn’t a decision I took lightly – I don’t think it is for any woman. So it would have been nice to have him there with me”.

Price found, though, that when she tried to have an abortion, she couldn’t go through with it.

“I actually ended up going to the abortion clinic a total of three times. The first time, I got to the car park and I was ready to go in, but I pulled out at the very last minute. I actually made it inside the second time. I was sitting in the waiting room and listening for my name to be called out. ‘I can’t do this’, I thought. So I got up and left”, she said.

Her son Harvey is now 19 and has Prader-Willi syndrome, autism and is partially blind.

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Catherine Robinson, said: “Sadly, Katie Price’s story of considering abortion due to an unsupportive boyfriend is something many of us have heard before. Nevertheless, her ability to overcome this difficult circumstance, and allow her son Harvey a chance at life is wonderfully inspiring to us all. We wish Katie and Harvey all the best, and hope that her story will be of encouragement to any mother who is currently going through a similar experience, that they too might choose life for their child”.

Dear reader,

You may be surprised to learn that our 24-week abortion time limit is out of line with the majority of European Union countries, where the most common time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks gestation.

The latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks. The latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number increases with proactive perinatal care.

This leaves a real contradiction in British law. In one room of a hospital, doctors could be working to save a baby born alive at 23 weeks whilst, in another room of that same hospital, a doctor could perform an abortion that would end the life of a baby at the same age.

The majority of the British population support reducing the time limit. Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below.

Please click the button below to sign the petition to the Prime Minister, asking him to do everything in his power to reduce the abortion time limit.