Category Archives: Women and Abortion Regret

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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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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Writer complains that only women who regret their abortions talk about them

Pro-Choice author Jodi Enda complains that not enough people who have had abortions are publicly speaking about their experiences. Of course, she only wants stories from women who are glad they chose abortion.  She laments the fact that the only people … Continue reading

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Abortion worker: women’s tears may be from physical pain

From a reporter who interviewed abortion doulas, abortion doulas work in clinics and help comfort women as they kill their babies: “Vicki Bloom, who does birth and abortion work in New York, told me that … seeing tears on the table … Continue reading

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Pro-choice writer: women’s initial response to abortion may not reflect her later response

Pro-choice writer Cara J. Marianna interviewed women who had abortions. She found that the way a woman initially felt right after her abortion did not always reflect how she would feel about her abortion months or years later. She says: … Continue reading

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Women who abort don’t have “socially sanctioned” way to mourn

From pro-choice author Cara J. Marianna, who interviewed post-abortion women and listened to their stories: “There is an unspoken social agreement that abortion, however necessary, is an abomination, and pregnant women must be protected from it. Part of the grief that … Continue reading

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Professional counselors fail to help post-abortion woman

One woman tells her abortion story, and writes about how mainstream mental health professionals failed to help her: “After the abortion I woke up and was staring at a brick wall. I had never felt so dirty and disgusted with … Continue reading

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