Grieving post-aborted woman imagines her aborted child asking, “How come you didn’t love me enough?”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. I spend more time on the Internet than I should. But the beauty of the “Web” is that essentially stories have no expiration date. Periodically people see posts that I’ve written before, sometimes a long time ago. When they take the time to write to express their gratitude—as is the …

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Post-Abortive woman who later miscarried, felt like she had “forfeited my chance at motherhood”

By Sarah Terzo Emily Turner, who wrote a book about her abortion, which she regretted, wrote about how she felt when she became pregnant after her abortion and then miscarried: “… I battled hard against the pretense that I didn’t deserve this baby. I had told myself that because I forfeited my chance at motherhood …

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Counselors often not sensitive to women’s grief after abortions

By Sarah Terzo In the article “Induced abortion: An ethical conundrum for counselors” the writers discuss how many counselors do not acknowledge how painful abortion can be for their patients. they cite two studies: “….[One study] discovered that counselors sometimes are not sensitive to grief issues surrounding abortion and encourage clients “to move on.” The development …

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Woman suffered emotional distress for 40 years after her abortion

By Sarah Terzo Pro-life speaker and author Karen B. Stevenson, MD, M.Div. speaks in churches about postabortion trauma. She describes one woman who came up to her after a talk: Nona cornered me in a quiet hallway after a particularly powerful church service. The pastor had finally consented to allow me to speak about 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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Post-Abortion woman: “Every time I heard a baby cry it was like a knife turning in my heart.”

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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Regretful postabortion woman: “it’s not worth the pain”

By Sarah Terzo The (now offline) website Abortiontv.com received this letter from a woman who had an abortion and regrets it: I had an abortion with twins. I was getting married and I convinced myself that it wasn’t the right time. So did my fiancé’. He made me do it. I wish I could have …

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Latest “Turnaway Study” on Post-Abortion Emotions Badly Flawed: National Right to Life’s In-Depth Analysis

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This important analysis that appeared a year ago in NRL News Today is as on the mark and significant was it was in 2020. The fine folk from the University of California -San Francisco (UCSF) – long known as America’s Abortion Training …

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Therapist and pro-life speaker encounters post-abortive woman at church

By Sarah Terzo Karen B. Stevenson is a therapist who speaks in churches about the aftereffects of abortion. She describes one woman who came up to her after her talk: “Shay cornered me in the vestibule of her church after I spoke during the service about the impact of abortion on women. She whispered to me, …

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Post-abortive woman suffers nightmares and flashbacks: counselors denied the cause of her pain

By Sarah Terzo A woman who had an abortion wrote: Abortion was the obvious solution. It would get me back to normal, keep me in control, spare me unnecessary pain. But after my abortion, reality parted company with rhetoric. The choice that was supposed to spare me the heartache of parting with my own flesh …

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“Walk with Me”: Reflections on a Post-Abortion Journey

By Dave Andrusko The blog is titled, “Postabortion journey, walk with me: A story of hope and healing after abortion.“ Although the author stopped posting sometime ago, her poignant, heart-wrenching observations remain very much worth reading. I would like to make just two observations, besides encouraging you to read the longings and candor of a …

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