Post-abortive woman: “I carried the guilt of it for many, many years.”

By Sarah Terzo

Tameka S. Bright got pregnant and had an abortion in college. She had recently lost both her parents. She says:

“I didn’t want to disappoint my family, mainly my brothers. Therefore I went through with this plan and endured the most painful experience of my life – next to losing my parents. I knew that what I was doing was wrong. I had that one friend on campus trying to talk me out of it, but I was too embarrassed. It was done. I did it… And I carried the guilt of it for many, many years.”

When she got pregnant, years later:

“With my pregnancy, I was so scared that something would be wrong with my child. The guilt of the abortion came back to me and I thought I would be punished and possibly lose the baby.”

Tameka S Bright, Broken for the Purpose (2020) p.43, p.66.

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