Colombian model speaks of pain and healing after abortion: ‘Inside my heart was broken’

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 …

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Studies show increase in ectopic pregnancy after an abortion

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 …

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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, I …

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Post-Abortion woman: “our grief shows the humanity of the unborn”

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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What’s really eating at you? Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

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. …

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Mother of four being coerced into abortion: “I will regret it forever if I go through with it”

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 …

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Abortion clinic tells woman she might “feel a bit teary” after abortion

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 …

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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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