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Abortionist describes pain of her own abortion

A woman who flies from clinic to clinic doing abortions told a reporter about the pain her own abortion caused her. Abortionist “Clara” had an abortion when she was younger, and does abortions. now. “Clara” recalls: “I felt fine when … Continue reading

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Pain from abortion was like a knife stabbing

A woman named Maria wrote about what she felt during her abortion: “I began crying in pain, and as I lifted the sheets there was blood everywhere. The pain was unbearable, it was like a knife kept stabbing me in the … Continue reading

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British Victims of Abortion inundated with letters from postabortion women

Pro-life activists Melanie Symonds and Phyllis Bowman from British Victims of Abortions (BVA),  write: “The plan has always been ultimately to provide a national telephone helpline along with one-to-one counseling with group backup. Another area which opened up was the opportunity … 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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Counselor comments on “spiritual agony” of abortion

Theresa Burke, who has worked with hundreds of postabortion women: “The psychological and spiritual agony of abortion is silenced by society, ignored by the media, rebuffed by mental health professionals, and scorned by the women’s movement. Postabortion trauma is a serious … Continue reading

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Abortion clinic counselor: women experience grief after abortion

Antonia Clissa, abortion counselor: “If they choose to terminate the pregnancy, there is the loss of parenting the potential life… Some women may not have any associated grief at the time and may experience it many years later or not … Continue reading

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Many women seek post-abortion support

Theresa Burke of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries talks about how many women participate in the healing retreats her organization runs: “In 2006 our organization will provide 450 weekend retreats for healing after abortion. Each retreat will have between 12 and 25 … Continue reading

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Psychologist testifies about abortion’s aftereffects

Psychologist Wanda Franz, PhD, testifying before Congress on March 16, 1989: “Women who report negative aftereffects from abortion know exactly what their problem is… They report horrible nightmares of children calling to them from trash cans, of body parts, and blood. … Continue reading

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Kermit Gosnell tricked unwilling teens into having abortions

Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murdering babies who were born alive after abortions in his filthy clinic, tricked young women into having abortions even when they did not want them. This came from Kareema Cross, who worked with Gosnell. According … Continue reading

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Textbook for providers: adolescents have more postabortion trauma

In a textbook meant to teach future abortion workers, it says: “Adolescents can present the counsellor with sharply delineated views and feelings, they tend to be dissatisfied with the choice of abortion, viewing abortion as “wrong” and perhaps because of … Continue reading

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