By Katie Yoder Abortion supporters and media figures readily applaud Olympic athletes when they identify as “pro-choice.” But the personal stories of other Olympic stars about the tragedy of abortion should give them pause. One such story comes from Sanya Richards-Ross. The four-time gold medalist first revealed that she had an abortion in her book “Chasing …Continue reading "Olympic Champion Recalls Turning to God after ‘Traumatic’ Abortion"
By Sarah Terzo Clare Murphy, a spokesperson for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, a chain of abortion clinics in England, says there is “not a jot of evidence” that women suffer post-abortion trauma. But she says: “There will of course be women who, even if they do not regret their decision, feel devastated that this …Continue reading "Abortion clinic spokesperson denies post-abortion trauma, then admits it"
By Kylie Gallegos A very unfortunate video–for deniers of Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS)–is circulating through the social media platform TikTok. TikTok is a popular app whose userbase is largely between 16-24 and whose content is short videos ranging from a few seconds long to three minutes. The video featured a young girl lamenting her own abortion …Continue reading "Post-Abortion Syndrome: a TikTok Case Study"
By Sarah Terzo A study on post-abortive women found the following: 73.8% of post-abortive women surveyed admitted that they experienced at least subtle forms of pressure to terminate their pregnancies. 58.3% indicated that they decided to abort in order to make others happy. Nearly 30% of survey respondents admitted that they were afraid that they …Continue reading "Study finds that almost 74% of post-abortive women were coerced"
By Sarah Terzo One post-abortive woman told her story: The abortionist and the nurse attendant were cold and unfeeling. Though I was tearful and panicky before and during the procedure, there was no exploration of what I was feeling or experiencing. The procedure itself was painful as I felt severe pinching and pulling and sharp …Continue reading "Post-abortive women compares her abortion to rape, turns to alcohol to cope"
By Sarah Terzo One woman had an abortion at 19. Her boyfriend, who she had been dating for only three months, wanted the abortion: “When I told him that I was pregnant, he didn’t say anything. He just looked out the window. When I brought it up later he said that there were other options …Continue reading "Post-abortive woman wishes she had “jumped up from the table and said, ‘No! I have changed my mind. I want my baby!’”"
By Sarah Terzo A post-abortive woman named Susan Justice wrote: In 1980, just seven years after Roe V. Wade became the law of the land, I became one of abortion’s statistics. I was a vulnerable 18-year-old college freshman when I found myself faced with an unplanned pregnancy. After my high school sweetheart and I found …Continue reading "Post-Abortive Woman: “I was not empowered as a woman but diminished”"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser The abortion industry has a vested interest in promoting abortions as empowering for women, which means downplaying the effect it has afterward. Yet women are still speaking out, sharing their experiences and the grief they feel after having abortions — and how they’re expected to keep quiet about it. A recent Buzzfeed article explored what …Continue reading "Women discuss the ‘forbidden grief’ they feel after having an abortion"
By Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN An experienced woodworker is using his talents to help bring healing to women suffering after abortion. Tom Furtado spoke to the National Catholic Register recently about the motivation behind his ministry, More Than a Memory. After he personally witnessed the profound difficulty his own mother experienced when a serious …Continue reading "Woodworker makes ‘memory boxes’ to help grieving, post-abortive women"
By Sarah Terzo Luana, a postabortion woman, tells her story: “My first abortion was done in Madison, Wisconsin. I was 17 years young and my boyfriend told me if I didn’t have the abortion that he would leave me. I thought I loved him, and I knew I could not have a baby without his …Continue reading "Post-abortion woman: “To this day I still hear that haunting suction sound.”"
By Sarah Terzo Karen Bodle of Pennsylvania, who had an abortion: “There is a disconnect in every woman’s heart and mind when she consents to abortion. Although she tries to forget the abortion and suppress the memories, eventually she will face the reality that her own child was mutilated by abortion. My denial lasted 21 …Continue reading "Postabortion woman: I was in denial for 21 years"
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 …Continue reading "Grieving post-aborted woman imagines her aborted child asking, “How come you didn’t love me enough?”"