Regretful postabortion woman: “it’s not worth the pain”

By Sarah Terzo

The (now offline) website Abortiontv.com received this letter from a woman who had an abortion and regrets it:

I had an abortion with twins. I was getting married and I convinced myself that it wasn’t the right time. So did my fiancé’. He made me do it. I wish I could have changed my mind and just kept them. I got laid off from work we were just starting out and I didn’t want children with someone who didn‘t want them. I’m so depressed and I have no one to talk to. He doesn’t want to talk about it with me he just rather forget it ever happen. But I think about it everyday.  I try not to because I have two kids that need me but didn’t they need me too. I feel so worthless inside. It’s like no one understands my pain. I don’t know what to do. I can‘t tell my mom it would kill her. Abortion is never the answer. Trust me you will feel like giving up, depressed and just confused. That’s how I feel confused. It’s been three months and I still don’t have a job. Everyday I look at him and I hate him sometimes.  How he can just walk around like nothing never happened. But who am I to hate him I might as well hate myself while I’m at it. I ask God to forgive me but it seems like I can’t forgive myself. U don’t want this monkey in your back for the rest of your life. Trust me. I need counseling because this cant be a quick fix like and abortion. So if you thinking about doing it think again and again and again. It’s not worth the pain.

Pro-choice people say that women do not regret their abortions, but there are thousands of stories like this one.

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