This diary beautifully reveals the baby in her mother’s womb - with a tragic and
heartbreaking ending. Although the diary is fictional, the details of the baby’s
development are accurate.
Day One Today my life began. Amazing! But my mum and dad don’t even know yet! You
see I’m only as big as a dot on a page, but it’s me! I’m a girl and I’ll have dark
hair and brown eyes. Lots of things about me are decided already - even the fact
that I shall love flowers.
2 weeks later I’m a real little person. Mum’s a person too but I will grow within
her till the day I’m born...
2 weeks, 4 days My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think... in a year or
so I shall be laughing and beginning to talk.
2 weeks, 6 days My heart began to beat today - all by itself! From now on it shall
gently beat for the rest of my life without ever stopping to rest!
4 weeks I’m growing a bit every day. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape.
But I have to wait a long time yet before my little legs will jump and run around.
5 weeks, 3 days Tiny fingers are beginning to form on my hands. Funny how small they
are! I'll be able to stroke my mother's hair with them.
6 weeks, 4 days Today the doctor told mum that she is expecting a baby. She must be
really happy! Are you happy, mum?
7 weeks, 2 days My mum and dad are probably thinking about a name for me. But they
don't even know that I am a girl. I want to be called Grace.
9 weeks, 3 days My hair is growing. It is smooth, bright and shiny. I wonder what
kind of hair mum has.
9 weeks, 6 days I am just about able to see. It is dark around me. When mum brings
me into the world it will be full of sunshine and flowers. But what I want more than
anything is to see my mum. How do you look, mum?
11 weeks, 3 days I wonder if mum hears the beating of my heart? It sounds like this:
dub-dub, dub-dub, dub-dub... you'll have a lovely little daughter, mum!
12 weeks Today I was aborted.
‘Grace’ was one of over 500 baby girls and boys who were aborted today in Britain.
There will be another 500 abortions tomorrow. Abortion is not the removal of a clump
of cells. It is the deliberate killing of a rapidly developing human being.
A hidden sadness
Women have abortions for all sorts of reasons; often they feel they had no choice.
And we have many, many people tell us how much they deeply regret their abortion.
Through this story and our work, we hope that any woman who is pregnant will not
have an abortion but choose to give birth to her son or daughter. Please contact
us if you need help, advice or support.
We hope too, that anyone who is struggling from a past abortion will also talk to
us. We’d like to help.