Can’t Stay Silent: Susan, Adriana, and Nona share their stories of abortion regret

By Nancy Flanders Abortion proponents claim women don’t regret abortion and ignore the countless women who have come forward to give voice to the trauma they suffered following their abortion procedures. Three of those women recently shared their personal, heartbreaking abortion stories with Live Action for its new “Can’t Stay Silent” campaign. SUSAN’S STORY: “I FELT …

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Post-Abortive teen whose boyfriend commanded “get rid of it!” wishes someone had given her advice

By Sarah Terzo From Lisa, a teen who had an abortion and was interviewed: “Q: So did anyone give you any advice, did anyone say, “You should do this” or…? L: Well, no, I wish they had done! I wish they’d said! The only person that was giving me advice was [the boyfriend] “Get rid …

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These abortion accounts of 26 women weep with pain and regret and remorse

By Dave Andrusko When there is even an ounce of honesty in them, any series of accounts of women who have undergone abortions will accomplish exactly the opposite of what proponents of “telling your story” believe it will. Instead of “de-stigmatizing” abortion, what we learn makes the average person even more skeptical of abortion, even …

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Postabortion woman: Seeing women with babies makes me cry

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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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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Psychotherapist with 20 years experience describes post-abortion trauma

By Sarah Terzo Mira Dana, a psychotherapist at the Women’s Therapy Centre in London, who has spent 20 years working with post-abortive women, says: “There are three general reactions women display after an abortion and on coming home from the hospital. (1) Euphoria…an expression of the feeling of relief and freedom at having solved a …

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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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Woman describes trauma and nightmares after aborting disabled baby

By Sarah Terzo Nancy Kreuzer from Illinois talks about her abortion and its aftermath: “My baby was 22 weeks, I was five and a half months pregnant, when I was told that she had water on the brain (hydrocephalus) and was advised by my doctor to “terminate the pregnancy.” It was explained that the abortion would …

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Woman abuses alcohol and drugs, becomes suicidal after 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, …

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