Post-abortion woman says abortion is not a “quick, easy solution” but an “agonizing, life-altering choice”

By Sarah Terzo

Victoria, who had an abortion, says:

“Abortion is not the quick, easy solution as some have been made to believe. It is an agonizing, life–altering choice that we, post-abortive women, are forced to live with for the rest of our lives. The cost that I paid and will pay for my decision to abort was a greater price than I would’ve ever paid had I given birth to my child. I don’t argue that it would’ve been extremely difficult to be a single mother of three small children. But, there were other options. Even adoption would’ve been a better choice…

I would give anything to know that I had a child who was alive and that someday would search for me, her biological mother. But that day will never come for me because my child is gone. I never gave my child a chance to search for me. My child will never ring my phone or knock on my door. Abortion was too permanent a solution. You can never take it back. If I knew then what I know now, abortion would have never been a part of my life.”

Victoria Koloff,  They Lied to Us (Worldcomm: 2011), p. 15.

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