Post-abortion teen: “I feel bad about killing it”

By Sarah Terzo

Dawn, 17, who regrets her abortion:

“I’ve even cried some nights, because I really feel bad about killing it. Just killing something like a baby, that really bothers me, but I try not to let it…It’ll never be alright to me. I don’t care if it was just a week [along in the pregnancy]. It’s both our faults. We didn’t want to have a child.”

Judith G. Smetana, Concepts of Self and Morality: Women’s Reasoning about Abortion (New York: Praeger Special Studies, 1982) p.76.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.