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Men sometimes suffer from abortion even when women don’t

One researcher who worked with postabortion men said: “Men are confused when their partners are okay with having had an abortion, but they themselves are depressed, guilty, grieving or shame filled.” A. Torre-Bueno Peace after Abortion (San Diego, California: Pimpernel … Continue reading

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Rape survivor: Abortion intensified my pain

Rape survivor Julie Crockett recounts her story: “When I was 12 a youth/music minister in his early 20s offered to teach me guitar lessons. My parents readily agreed for his church position was all the credential they needed. Soon the … Continue reading

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Raped at 11, woman regrets aborting twins

A woman who had an abortion after rape at the age of 11 deeply regretted it. She had an abortion in which the baby was killed by poison and then labor induced. She did not go into labor at the … Continue reading

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Postabortion father suffers “guilt” and “regret”

From a man who fathered two babies that were aborted:: “I have twice experienced having pregnancies terminated for which I have been responsible.… I have felt since a terrific sense of guilt and regret. The first abortion occurred with a … Continue reading

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Mother calls her daughter “beautiful” even though she was rape-conceived

A woman who gave birth a child conceived in rape said: “Consider my beautiful daughter, Jessica. She is eight months old, has no teeth but a full head of hair and seem to be developing a fondness for apple juice. … Continue reading

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Father tells story of his aborted son to persuade others not to abort

Patrick B Keefe wrote a book about the abortion he encouraged his wife to have over 20 years ago. He grieves for his child and wants others to know how painful abortion is for fathers. He says: “Get an abortion, … Continue reading

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Postabortion father: it broke my heart

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 … Continue reading

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Postabortion father: I think about the baby every day

A man named Matthew told the following story: “In early 1975, when I was 20, I fell in love with a girl who was two years my senior. …. I had had relationships with girls before… but this was the … Continue reading

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Mother forces incest victim to have abortion

Ruth, who became an alcoholic after she aborted her baby, describes forcing her teenage daughter to have an abortion years later: “I continued drinking and my husband took custody of the kids. He got drunk one night, molested my daughter … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood refused to help me

Summer was unmarried when she found herself pregnant. She recalls: “The next day, I broke the news to my best friend, who was no stranger to unplanned pregnancies, and I asked her what I should do. She came over immediately … Continue reading

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