Woman waking up from abortion: “Give me back my baby!”

By Sarah Terzo

The Abortionist is a book written by an illegal abortionist in 1962. This is the contents of a letter that was written to the abortionist. [1]

“I recall fighting my way out of the black void into which the drug had plunged me to hear myself screaming hysterically, “I want my baby! Give me back my baby!” And as I sobbed away, you tried to console me, telling me it was over and that everything was all right.

But everything wasn’t all right. Lying there, I felt only disgust at myself. I had broken nature’s most sacred code, the propagation of the human race. That was the trust for which I had been placed on earth and I had violated it.

But life is also survival of the fittest and, in some way, I knew I was not fit to bear a baby or to be a mother…

I hated myself, I hated the father of the child and vowed never to see him again.…

But you I do not hate. You have given me a second chance. When everyone else turned their back in scorn, you were willing to allow me the responsibility of deciding whether I wanted my child. You made me feel I still had the dignity due to every human being.”

There is so much self-hatred and post-abortion regret in this testimony, yet she does not blame the abortionist who did the abortion. She seems to be unable to admit that abortion was a horrible mistake, no matter how upset it made her.

[1] Dr. X, Lucy Freeman The Abortionist (London: Victor Gollacz LTD, 1962), pp. 43 – 44.

Editor’s note. This appeared at clinicquotes.com. Sarah Terzo is a pro-life author and creator of the clinic quotes website