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Study shows half of relationships end after abortion

“In a study of 344 post-abortive women at the Akron Pregnancy Services Center in Akron, Ohio, during 1988 – 1993, 49% reported that the relationship with the father of the unborn child ended soon after their abortion. Approximately six years … Continue reading

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Husband doesn’t understand why his wife had an abortion

From Jerry, whose wife had an abortion against his will: “I can’t understand how my wife could do such a thing. We didn’t have money problems. We didn’t have family problems. Our two existing children were at school so there … Continue reading

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“After the abortion, I just hated him.”

A woman named Hannah who had an abortion describes how she felt about her partner afterwards: “After the abortion I just hated him. I had wanted him to take control and tell me he loved our baby and me. Instead … Continue reading

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Woman hoped her husband would stop abortion, they later divorce

Frederica Mathewes-Green sat with groups of women and listened to their abortion stories. She recalls one story: “She voices the secret hope many aborting women harbor: “When I was at the clinic waiting for the abortion, I kept hoping my husband … Continue reading

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Abortion researcher: Almost every couple’s relationship ended

Linda Bird Francke interviewed men and women in abortion clinics and after their abortions for her book The Ambivalence of Abortion. She says: “In my research, almost every relationship between single people broke up either before or after the abortion. What had … Continue reading

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Counselor says that half of relationships break up after abortion

Bruce Rappaport is the program director of the Men’s Support Center, an abortion counseling organization. He has experience counseling men whose partners have had abortions. According to Rappaport, although they’ve done no official study, counselors at his centers have found that half of … Continue reading

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Abortion “poisoned marriage” and led to divorce

From one woman who had an abortion: “I sit alone in my rented flat, work full time to keep myself occupied, and think of the child who would be 7 ½ now if we had allowed it to live,” recalls … Continue reading

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Woman pressured into abortion: “our love turned to dust”

Writer Mary Kenny wrote about a woman whose partner pressured her into an abortion. She says: “When I said I was pregnant,” wrote one young woman, “It just didn’t seem to register with my lover. “Well, you can get rid of it, can’t … Continue reading

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