Category Archives: Women’s Stories of Abortion Counseling

Woman describes her experience at abortion clinic

Victoria, who compiled a book of women’s stories about about abortion, wrote: “I telephoned the clinic and was told by the clinic that because I was so early in my pregnancy, I wasn’t carrying a “real” baby. Her exact words … Continue reading

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Woman has trauma, two miscarriages after abortion

Asked if the abortion facility told her about the emotional and physical risks of abortion, a post-abortion woman named Stella said: “No. [They] did not explain the emotional trauma post abortion. Small counseling afterward but did not explain damage done … Continue reading

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Clinic workers called baby “formless blob of tissue”

Kathryn Bretz tells the story of her abortion: “I specifically asked if this was a baby and was told ‘No, it’s a formless blob of tissue.’ No one told me that this was a tiny baby who would be ripped … Continue reading

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Post-Abortion woman from Texas: I was not informed

In an amicus brief submitted in the Supreme Court case WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT, an affidavit was submitted that told the stories of post-abortion women. One testimony is: “I was not [informed of the nature and consequences of abortion]. All they … Continue reading

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Abortion worker refuses to show ultrasound, won’t answer questions

One woman tells the story of her abortion: “I had an abortion 11 years ago. I had just turned 21. I was in college and I had been with a long term boyfriend, who I lived with for 3 years. … Continue reading

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Teen incest victim was not helped by her abortion

Kate, who was molested and raped by her father, became pregnant by him, decided to get an abortion. She was far advanced in her pregnancy when she went to the abortion facility: “In fact no-one ever asked me the identity … Continue reading

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Survey: most post-abortion women wouldn’t want to abort again

The post-abortion organization, Open Arms, has been gathering information from abortive women since 1986. These items from their ongoing survey reflect data released in the spring of 1997: Reason for Abortion Social: 82% Economic: 9% Health: 5% Life: 1% Rape: … Continue reading

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Woman told her 11 week baby was “collection of cells”

A British woman spoke about the “counseling” she got before her abortion: “I went to see the BPAS [British Pregnancy Advisory Service]; the people I saw seemed impersonal, very businesslike in their attitude and there was no counseling… Although I … Continue reading

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Woman regrets she wasn’t counseled before abortion

Looking back on her abortion, one woman said: “Had I been counseled properly concerning the pain and the development of my unborn child, I doubt that I would’ve chosen abortion. I was not forewarned of the health risks or the … Continue reading

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Woman goes to abortion clinic, leaves at the last moment

A woman who went to an abortion clinic to abort her baby tells her story: “I took a good friend with me, as well as my boyfriend. It was a three hour drive to Houston and no one said much. … Continue reading

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