baby-3D-ultrasound-FotoliaA British mother says she had two abortions because her husband did not want girls, in a case described as “harrowing.” Speaking to The Independent newspaper anonymously, “Samira”—whose parents are Pakistani—said she has had two sex-selective abortions in the U.K., once at an NHS clinic and once privately. She said she hid the real reason for her abortions on both occasions, and—as she is pregnant again—is worried she may be forced to have another abortion. Both Samira’s pregnancies were unplanned, but the second time, in particular, she was “really, really happy” that her unborn child was a girl.  However, her husband did not share her joy, and the couple arranged an abortion. “On the day of the termination I went into the clinic crying. I was crying and crying and could not stop,” she said. “The nurse saw I was upset but she said, ‘Just put these tablets inside you.’ They weren’t concerned that this person looked upset. “I was crying but I was trying to be careful because what if they didn’t go ahead with the abortion and then my husband would blame me.” MORE