Pregnant Woman Kills Herself After Refusing Boyfriend’s Pressure to Have Abortion

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 4, 2014   |   3:50PM   |   London, England

A 26-year-old pregnant woman killed herself reportedly accidentally killed herself in a “moment of madness” after her boyfriend dumped her because she refused to give in to his suggestion to have an abortion.

Cassie Turton overdosed hours after Michael Fysh ended their relationship. The woman, hailing from Kings Lynn, Norfolk, had always longed for a family and wanted to have children despite suffering from Marfan syndrome.

cassieturtonTurton took an overdose of over-the-counter medicine hours after partner, Michael Fysh, ended the relationship over the possible abortion. She also slashed wrists after telling partner she wanted to keep the baby and she eventually died at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge on Valentine’s Day.

The London Daily Mail has the full story:

A grieving mother claims her pregnant daughter accidentally killed herself in a ‘moment of madness’ after her boyfriend ended their relationship because she refused to have an abortion.

Cassie Turton from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, took an overdose of over-the-counter medicine hours after partner, Michael Fysh, finished their seven-month romance.

The 26-year-old restaurant supervisor wanted to start a family, despite suffering from Marfan syndrome, a genetic condition that increases risks during pregnancy.

After telling her partner she wanted to keep the baby, she slashed her wrists and then sent images of what she had done to his phone in a cry for help.

Mr Fysh, 27, raised the alarm by forwarding the pictures to Miss Turton’s mother, Sandra Hammond-Grant, who immediately rushed to her flat to find her being helped by a neighbour.

She said Mr Fysh, who has two children from another relationship, evantually turned up, but started a vicious argument with her daughter and stormed off.

Her condition then got worse and Mrs Hammond-Grant was forced to drive her to hospital after an ambulance failed to turn for 40 minutes after they called 999.

Tragically, Miss Turton died hours later, on Valentine’s Day, in Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. A post mortem concluded the cause of death was an overdose.

Mrs Hammond-Grant, 50, said her daughter was delighted to be pregnant and refuses to believe she meant to kill herself.



‘She had always dreamed of finding her perfect man and then having a happy baby. It’s all gone so tragically wrong,’ she said.

‘She was so caring towards him, always cooking for him and buying him things but he was a jack the lad, he thought he was it, always out with his mates.

She had talked about leaving him but didn’t want to kill the baby or raise it alone, so felt trapped.’