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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“Walk with Me”: Reflections on a Post-Abortion Journey

By Dave Andrusko The blog is titled, “Postabortion journey, walk with me: A story of hope and healing after abortion.” Although the author stopped posting sometime ago, her poignant, heart-wrenching observations remain very much worth reading. I would like to make just two observations, besides encouraging you to read the longings and candor of a …

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Counselor at pregnancy center talks about women’s post-abortion trauma

By Sarah Terzo Sally Thompson, who works at a pregnancy resource center counseling abortion-minded women and post-abortive women: I would sometimes ask my clients to explain to me what an abortion is. I always heard, “It’s terminating a pregnancy, it’s killing or murdering a baby.” Those are harsh words but revealing answers. If it has …

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Pro-choice author admits women are “surprised” by feelings of loss after abortion

By Sarah Terzo According to pro-choice author Miriam Claire, who wrote an entire book defending abortion: “Some women are surprised by the depth of their feelings of loss after an abortion, and they assume responsibility for this grief through a sense of guilt, because their choice to have an abortion brought about the loss.” Miriam …

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Counselor at pregnancy center talks about women’s post-abortion trauma

By Sarah Terzo Sally Thompson, who works at a pregnancy resource center counseling abortion-minded women and post-abortive women: I would sometimes ask my clients to explain to me what an abortion is. I always heard, “It’s terminating a pregnancy, it’s killing or murdering a baby.” Those are harsh words but revealing answers. If it has …

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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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