By Sarah Terzo
When I was 18 my mother told me about her abortion… I was aghast, and said something cruel to her like, “how could you do something so terrible?” We let it drop and I forgot about it. But I had not really forgotten. I didn’t think about it consciously for years… Suddenly I found myself thinking about my little brother! I became disoriented and lost control of the car for a moment as I burst into tears having lost him. I was astounded by my reaction, but I couldn’t shake the sadness and longing to have known him.”
Torre-Bueno A., Peace after Abortion (San Diego, California: Pimpernel Press, 1997) pp.70 – 71. This was reprinted in Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy’s and Ian Gentles’s, “Women’s Health after Abortion: The Medical and Psychological Evidence Second Edition” (Toronto, Canada: The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 2003).
Editor’s note. This appeared in Clinic Quote 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.