Hi, My name is Marcus and I grew up in a small town close to Rotterdam called Oostvoorne.
When my mother got pregnant with me, my parents got a bit worried. See, my mother was 46 at that time and even by today’s standards that is a very late age to get pregnant. Let alone 37 years ago when medical technology and facilities weren’t as advanced as they are now.
On top of this, a few years before, my mother lost my twin brother and sister during labour. You can imagine that all of this combined fueled the anxiety of my parents about the pregnancy.
My parents were christian so abortion was definitely out of the question (luckily), so they decided to…. More.