Pro-Abortion activist “grieved and went wild” after her own abortion

By Sarah Terzo

Pro-Abortion activist Jan Wilberg had an illegal abortion with a wire in 1967. She writes about suffering grief and guilt:

“I grieved and was wild for a full year after that. I broke up with my boyfriend, realizing right away that any man who would advocate the wire wasn’t lifetime commitment material. I drank too much, bounced from guy to guy, and remember not much from that time except long times in the shower crying in grief and guilt. For years, I counted the days and months — how old the child would be if the pregnancy had not been terminated. The guilt was overwhelming. But as I matured, I recognized the decision for what it was, what I believed was right. I accepted responsibility and forgave myself. In the truest terms, I did what I had to do.”

Jan Wilberg, “My illegal abortion” Salon AUG 26, 2012.

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