By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice author, who wrote a book on women’s experiences after an abortion, described how one woman felt grief after she aborted her baby . The young woman felt that pro-choice friends did not want to hear about her struggles after the abortion. … Karen cannot make sense of her grief. She …Continue reading "Postabortion woman finds feminists don’t like discussing abortion grief"
By Sarah Terzo Leah, 22, who had an abortion, says it was a terrible experience: “It still was a terrible experience.… The biggest thing was just the horror of it; I’d be so scared [if I had another abortion]… go to that terrible hospital and have those sterile, terrible nurses and doctors looking down on …Continue reading "Post-abortion woman and the “little twinges in me”"
By Sarah Terzo From one woman who had an abortion: “I wanted to have that baby. I ‘knew’ it was a girl. I ‘knew’ she wanted to be born. I miss her, to this day I miss her. I was crying and very upset but assured the clinic workers that this was my choice and …Continue reading "Post-abortion woman: “I failed my daughter. I had failed to protect her.”"
By Sarah Terzo The author witnessed abortions and interviewed post-abortion women and men. She remarked that many women give up smoking to protect the baby, even when they plan to have abortions: “The maternal instinct manifests itself in many curious ways; it is not so very unusual to encounter a woman who has an abortion …Continue reading "Some women give up smoking to protect their baby, even when planning to abort"
By Kirk Walden Reading John Ensor’s article on the abortion doc who may be re-evaluating his thinking on why he is in the life-ending business (it’s a great read—check it out ) reminded me of a moment when I came face-to-face with post abortion trauma, perhaps for the first time. She was a college student, …Continue reading "If You Have Two Eyes and Half a Heart, You Know Post-Abortive Trauma is Real"
By Sarah Terzo Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten months. Below is an excerpt …Continue reading "Post-abortion woman compares aborted babies to unwanted kittens, says she has no regrets"
By Sarah Terzo Stacy B describes her abortion experience: “When I called the local abortion [clinic], the man on the phone told me it was urgent that I make reservations right away because the appointments always filled up quickly. He offered no counseling, no alternatives, and no mention of risks. Just urgency!… I was awake …Continue reading "Postabortion woman: was my baby a boy or a girl?"
By Dave Andrusko Life gets in the way, but I try as often as I can to carve out time one night during the week to meet with members of my adult Sunday school class. Most of the time, our gatherings are just fun times to get to know each other better. Recently, however, one …Continue reading "Walk with me: A post-abortion journey"
By Sarah Terzo The father of an aborted baby speaks out: “I once fathered a baby by a woman I truly loved in what was the most beautiful experience I have ever had, and of which until that moment I did not think I was capable. I was in fact a soldier at the time …Continue reading "It “broke my heart,” post-abortion father says"
By Sarah Terzo Postabortion woman Athlynn Reeves shares her story. She got pregnant when she was in college. “The month between pregnancy and abortion was a time of extreme crisis. My goals! My dreams! No money! I sought counsel from a nursing student, who said, ‘It’s just a blob of tissue.’ I sought counsel from …Continue reading "“A black cloud hung over me,” post-abortion woman says"
By Sarah Terzo A woman who had an abortion told a pro-choice writer: “There was no doubt, when I became pregnant, that life was right there, in my womb. Left undisturbed, that blob of cells and tissue would have grown into a baby. The process was beginning, and I chose to end it……I was totally …Continue reading "An ambivalent post-abortion woman and her “little ghost”"
By Dave Andrusko Cary Tennis is an “advice columnist” best known for a “Since You Asked” column that ran for years at Salon. I just re-read a column from a while back and it got me to thinking. Since no one would come away thinking Salon is a home for card-carrying pro-life activists, it is …Continue reading "Post-abortion woman: “It feels like a part of me died that day and will never return”"