News surfaced yesterday that a British student was found at her home dead after having hanged herself following terrible grief associated with an abortion.
Charlotte Coursier was found hanged at her home in Oxford in June. In March last year, Coursier had an abortion, telling her boyfriend Ben Fardell she had “murdered her child.” Fardell ended their relationship on June 10 last year.
Six hours later, when Fardell called her home, Coursier’s housemate answered her phone and discovered her lifeless body slumped in her bedroom. A coroner’s reported indicated she had taken her own life.
News of this devaqstating suicide follows on the heels of Charlotte Dawson, who achieved fame in Australia as a model and a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model, took her own life recently after an abortion took an emotional toll on her.
According to a London Daily Mail report:
Mr Fardell told his girlfriend that he was not ready to be a father and supported her as she came to the ‘incredibly difficult’ decision to terminate the pregnancy.
After cancelling her first appointment, Miss Coursier’s abortion was carried out on March 25 – something she later described as ‘murdering her child’.
‘She was very low for weeks after this and she found it very difficult to get over having murdered her child, as she put it,’ said Mr Fardell.
‘Although she stopped mentioning it after a while I’m not sure she ever got over it.’
After parting ways at 11.45am, Miss Coursier sent two text messages to Mr Fardell and tried to call him three times.
He was unable to answer the calls as he was on the train, the inquest was told.
Miss Coursier’s housemates did not see her arrive home but at 9pm found her phone ringing on the sofa. The house phone rang shortly afterwards.
Miss Coursier’s housemate Brooke Berndtson answered the call, which was from Mr Fardell.
She went to the 25-year-old’s room, but discovered her body slumped against the wall, lifeless.
A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as hanging.
Mr Fardell said: ‘I can’t help but feel my breaking up with her was the tipping point but I understand I am not responsible for her death.