By Sarah Terzo A man named Zach wrote: “When my girlfriend told me she was pregnant, I knew the baby was mine. I knew I’d take care of it. I loved her. I wanted to marry her. I would have raised the child alone, if that’s what she wanted. But it was her choice. I …Continue reading "Father of Aborted Baby Carries “Tremendous Guilt”"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser Amada Rosa Pérez made her living as a successful model and actress in Colombia, best known for her role in telenovela La Costeña y El Cachaco as Sofia. However, her life wasn’t all glitz and glamour; in an interview with Aleteia, she spoke about having an abortion and the immense pain it …Continue reading "Colombian model speaks of pain and healing after abortion: ‘Inside my heart was broken’"
By Sarah Terzo Studies show that the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is twice as high for women who have had one abortion, and up to four times as high for women with two or more previous abortions.10 Of those who have an ectopic pregnancy, 40 percent become infertile, and the odds of having another ectopic …Continue reading "Studies show increase in ectopic pregnancy after an abortion"
By Sarah Terzo Carol Jackson wrote a book about her trauma after an abortion. She writes: … I led a secret promiscuous lifestyle and numbed myself with food, alcohol, and sometimes drugs… My life looked good on the outside, but I hated myself. Had I not feared the devastating effects on my three living children, I …Continue reading "Woman abuses alcohol and drugs, becomes suicidal after abortion"
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 …Continue reading "Post-Abortion woman: “our grief shows the humanity of the unborn”"
By Kevin Burke, LSW In her book Forbidden Grief, Rachel’s Vineyard founder Theresa Burke, Ph.D., writes about an internship she had years ago when preparing for her graduate degree in psychology. As a second-year graduate student, Dr. Burke led a weekly support group at an area treatment program for women suffering from anorexia and bulimia. …Continue reading "What’s really eating at you? Abortion Recovery Awareness Month"
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 …Continue reading "Woman tells her struggles following her abortion"
A desperate mother has written in to the Sun’s “Dear Deidre” column after her husband told her to abort their fourth child. “I’m not anti-abortion but I know I will regret it forever if I go through with it”, she said. By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children The anonymous woman, 32, is …Continue reading "Mother of four being coerced into abortion: “I will regret it forever if I go through with it”"
By Sarah Terzo “Nadine” writes the following letter to her aborted baby: My sweet child, I write this for you so that you can know that I have not, and will not, ever forget you. I was only 18 when I realized you had come to me. For two months I had suspicions, but denied …Continue reading "Letter to an aborted baby"
By Sarah Terzo From Caroline, an Australian post-abortive woman: “I’m so sick of being told how I should or shouldn’t feel about my abortion. I remember being told by the clinic that I might feel a bit teary for a week or two but that would be normal; then I’d just be relieved like everyone …Continue reading "Abortion clinic tells woman she might “feel a bit teary” after abortion"
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 …Continue reading "Tearful Post-abortion woman: “If only one person has asked me not to do it”"
By Sarah Terzo Carol Jackson had a son before she had an abortion and twin girls afterward. In her memoir, she describes how having an abortion affected being a mother to her twins and made it difficult for her to hold babies: “I took good care of them and loved them, but I never really …Continue reading "Woman who aborted still has difficulty holding babies"