Loose Women’s Carol McGiffin, 60, reveals she had second abortion at 38 because she never wanted children


LOOSE Women’s Carol McGiffin has revealed she had an abortion aged 38 following a one-night stand.

The TV star, who is now 60, explained she’d had two terminations after knowing from a young age that she didn’t want to have children.

Carol told her Loose Women co-stars: “I did get pregnant twice and had two terminations. I’m not ashamed of that.

“Some people might disagree that that’s a good idea. But I was 38 when I had the second one.

“It was a very, very simple decision for me to make and very easy. It was a one-night stand, believe it or not, at 38. Yeah, I took a long time to grow up.

“I think my body was saying to me: ‘You’re running out of time, you better get on with this.'”

Carol recalled her mum having to cope with having four children under the age of six and resolved not to take the same path.

She said: “I just remember being really young and watching my mum and thinking: ‘I don’t want that to happen to me.’

“I don’t want to be in a place where I have children and I have to look after them, I have to look after them.

“That might sound selfish. But I think it’s more selfish to have a child and not look after it. I never wanted one.”

The panel were discussing dropping fertility rates for women under 30 in England and Wales in a topic titled: “Are big families a thing of the past?”

Carol has been married twice – first to Virgin Radio star Chris Evans, from 1991 until 1998.

Since 2018, she has been married to 37-year-old Mark Cassidy, after the pair secretly tied the knot in Thailand.


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