Post-Abortion woman: “I hated myself so much. … I wanted my son or daughter back”

By Sarah Terzo

One post-abortive woman says:

“I was very, very confused. My feelings were so mixed. All along I was told it was the right thing to do, but then why was I feeling like it was so wrong and terrible? I hated myself so much. I wanted to scream. I wanted my son or daughter back but it was too late. The nurses wouldn’t talk to me. All they would say is “relax,” or “it’s okay, it’s all over now.”

Quoted in Pam Koerbel, Does Anyone Feel Like I Do? And Other Questions Women Ask Following an Abortion (New York: Doubleday, 1990).

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