Postabortion woman finds feminists don’t like discussing abortion grief

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 [1]. 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 …

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Post-abortion woman and the “little twinges in me”

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 …

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Post-abortion woman: “I failed my daughter. I had failed to protect her.”

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 …

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Some women give up smoking to protect their baby, even when planning to abort

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 …

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If You Have Two Eyes and Half a Heart, You Know Post-Abortive Trauma is Real

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, …

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Post-abortion woman compares aborted babies to unwanted kittens, says she has no regrets

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 …

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Postabortion woman: was my baby a boy or a girl?

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 …

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“A black cloud hung over me,” post-abortion woman 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 …

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An ambivalent post-abortion woman and her “little ghost”

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 …

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Post-abortion woman: “It feels like a part of me died that day and will never return”

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 …

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