“Our grief shows the humanity of the unborn” says post-abortion woman

By Sarah Terzo From a post-abortive woman named Bernadette: “I became pregnant in my late teens, and 10 weeks into the pregnancy I had an abortion. A trusted doctor assured me that the procedure would be simple, effective, with no after effects. I was never told that abortion would lead to deep depression, that every …

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Woman tells how an abortion was “supposed to fix everything” yet with every subsequent pregnancy she “saw her aborted baby in their eyes”

By Sarah Terzo One woman’s story about her struggles after an abortion: “While in recovery I asked why I felt so sad. Would it go away? They told me it was relief from all the pressure that I had been under. They gave me something for pain and I fell asleep, crying. I woke up …

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Years after her abortion as a teen, Angel realized it left wounds that ‘words cannot describe’

By Sarah Terzo  Angel L. Murchison wrote a memoir about her abortion, the trauma it caused in her life, and her eventual healing. Murchison’s mother died when she was only eight. She became pregnant at 15, and her boyfriend broke up with her soon afterward. When Murchison went to a family member for advice, she suggested abortion. The …

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Survey of post-abortive women shows their emotional trauma

By Sarah Terzo The pro-life group Heartbeat conducted a survey of post-abortive women. They asked the women what they experienced after their abortion(s). Wayne Mcghie, The Right to Choose (2022) pp.40 – 41.  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 …

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Tearful Post-abortion woman: “If only one person has asked me not to do it”

By Sarah Terzo Pro-life activist Richard Exley told this story: Some time ago I was speaking to a right to life rally. When I had finished, a young woman came to the front of the auditorium and asked to speak to the audience. Noting her obvious distress, I hesitated before giving her the microphone. Tearfully …

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Seeing women with babies makes me cry says postabortion woman

By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice author (who herself had an abortion) interviewed post-abortion women for a book she wrote.  She says: Hormones cannot explain how, long after the procedure, feelings about one’s abortion can reappear with the slightest stimulation. Many women are distressed to find themselves bursting into tears when some event reminds them of …

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The elephant in the examination room; Women face challenges when talking about abortion loss

By Theresa Burke, Ph.D., and Kevin Burke, LSW Seeing a new medical provider means you get handed the brown clipboard from the receptionist with that tedious multi-page new patient form. Or perhaps you’ve done it online before you arrive. Some questions are quite detailed. Some can make us squirm a bit; weight, smoking, daily wine intake?  …

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Survey of post-abortive women shows their emotional trauma

By Sarah Terzo The pro-life group Heartbeats conducted a survey of post-abortive women. They asked the women what they experienced after their abortion(s). 92% experience an emotional deadening, either feeling less in touch with their emotions or feeling a “need to stifle their emotions.” 86% have an increased tendency toward anger or rage (48% reported …

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