|In Memory of Jade Rees and her Unborn Baby|
Jane [Jade] Rees, 21, was pregnant with her boyfriend’s child when he left her for another woman. After the five-month relationship ended, a devastated Rees underwent an abortion.
Weeks after she had the abortion last October, Rees attempted suicide, but she was unsuccessful. The young U.K. woman was rushed to hospital after overdosing on prescription pills. After doctors saved her life, Rees was admitted into a psychiatric services program.
But just days after the first episode, Rees hanged herself at home. Rees’s mother was the first to discover her daughter’s body Nov. 4, the morning after her suicide, along with a collection of chilling notes Rees had addressed to her parents and her 2-year-old son. Rees’s parents later discovered that their daughter had been listening to the song “Small Bump” by Ed Sheeran when she took her own life.
An excerpt of the lyrics reads:
In the notes she left behind, Rees describes the guilt and heartbreak she felt following her procedure. She wrote that the decision to abort left her “upset and distressed” to the point that life became unbearable.