By Sarah Terzo One woman wrote: “I had my abortion 35 years ago, and I have regretted it every day of my life since then. He or she would have been born in July, and every year when July comes around, I think about how old my child would have been, and I cry and …Continue reading "Woman still suffers with grief over abortion she had 35 years ago"
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 "“Our grief shows the humanity of the unborn” says post-abortion woman"
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 how an abortion was “supposed to fix everything” yet with every subsequent pregnancy she “saw her aborted baby in their eyes”"
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 …Continue reading "Years after her abortion as a teen, Angel realized it left wounds that ‘words cannot describe’"
One postabortion woman says: “I’ve always loved babies, and I love my boyfriend—although we’ve only been together for less than a year. But I let my fear get the best of me…I had my abortion at 11 weeks, 2 days, on the 7th of February, 2017. I waited over a month after finding out because …Continue reading "Post-abortion woman: I wish I could turn back time"
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 …Continue reading "Survey of post-abortive women shows their emotional trauma"
From a woman who had an abortion: “… It has taken me a long time to recover from the experience. I know the memory will never go away – it will be with me forever, absolutely forever.” Read the whole story.Continue reading "I know the memory will never go away"
By Sarah Terzo From a woman who had an abortion: “… It has taken me a long time to recover from the experience. I know the memory will never go away – it will be with me forever, absolutely forever. I feel I should never forget it. On the anniversary of the abortion I go …Continue reading "Postabortion women: the memory will never go away"
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 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 …Continue reading "Seeing women with babies makes me cry says postabortion woman"
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? …Continue reading "The elephant in the examination room; Women face challenges when talking about abortion loss"
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 …Continue reading "Survey of post-abortive women shows their emotional trauma"