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Pro-choice author: my marriage was hurt by my abortion

Pro-choice author Linda Bird Francke reflects on how her abortion has affected her marriage: “The effect has indeed been profound. Though my husband was very supportive of me… our relationship slowly faltered.…. I hope we can get back on a … 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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My relationship with him was gone with my abortion

A postabortion woman was asked how her abortion affected her in a study: “Q: So how do you feel now about having an abortion? A: It was very different than I had expected it. It sort of affected my whole … Continue reading

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Glamour magazine: many couples break up after abortion

An article in Glamour magazine addresses men’s feelings about abortion: “Male feelings also do not end with the procedure itself. A man is usually very concerned about how a woman will feel toward him afterward, and how he will feel … Continue reading

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Many relationships don’t survive abortion

Pro-Choice author Miriam Claire: “Pregnancy forces responsibility on lovers and tests their capacity for communication, understanding, caring, and love. Many relationships don’t survive the test, and abortion becomes a source of great trauma and stress. Sadly, because of the lack … Continue reading

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Studies show most couples break up after abortion

Pro-Choice feminist Kathleen McDonnell: “Studies of abortion and its aftermath reveal that, more often than not, relationships do not survive an abortion; the majority of unmarried couples break up before or soon after an abortion.” McDonnell Not an Easy Choice: … Continue reading

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Aborting to save a relationship usually ends in failure

Pro-choice author and researcher Miriam Claire concedes: “Having an abortion to keep a relationship together usually signals the end of the relationship.” Miriam Claire The Abortion Dilemma: Personal Views on a Public Issue (New York: Insight Books, 1995)  145 Share on … Continue reading

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Abortion causes “serious communication problems” in couples

Pro-abortion author Miriam Claire: “Women are generally more willing to talk about abortion than men… If he is still with his partner, he seems to feel threatened by the thought of sharing his experience in words, especially if his partner is … Continue reading

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