Woman describes “mental backlash” against abortion

By Sarah Terzo

A post-abortion woman wrote the following letter to the Guardian newspaper:

“The mental backlash has been enormous, and in all my consultations, not one person ever warned me of this. Even with the support of a firm marriage and a loving family, I came as close to a mental breakdown as I am ever likely to come, thus threatening the well-being of the family I was so concerned to protect.”

Letter to the Guardian July 19, 1979. Found in Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986), p. 9

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

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