Category Archives: Women and Abortion Regret

Woman brings gifts for her abortionist

One woman who had an abortion developed a strange obsession with the doctor who performed it. Even though she was not his patient and had never seen him before, she began to take him lunch and buy him gifts.  Her actions … Continue reading

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Textbook on abortion acknowledges women’s regret

A textbook meant to train abortion providers says: “Some [women] will feel numb afterwards and only begin to question their decision or feel unhappy when they reach a significant milestone, e.g. anniversary of the abortion, or the due date had … Continue reading

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Pro-choice writer: women experience “shame” and “powerlessness” during abortion

Helen Susan Edelman supports legalized abortion. But she interviewed postabortion women for an article, and writes: “Symbolically, silence reflects the sexual shame, stripped-down powerlessness, and vulnerability many women feel during abortion.” Helen Susan Edelman, “Safe to Talk: Abortion Narratives as … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood worker: Women cry after abortion

A Planned Parenthood worker called Dr. Michael Brown’s radio show and asked if God could ever forgive her for working in an abortion clinic. Brown asks her about the women who have abortions: Radio Host Dr. Michael Brown: The women that … Continue reading

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Postabortion woman: We are told to be quiet

Cynthia Collins, who had her first abortion as a 19-year-old and then took a “downward spiral”: “We were sold a bill of goods that abortion is a good thing, and when we find out that it’s not, we’re told to … Continue reading

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Researcher: pain of abortion is enhanced by secrecy

An writer who interviewed various postabortion women said: “Almost always, women who experience abortion choose secrecy expressed as silence, choose not to speak about it except with a small, select group of intimate family members or friends. Many never tell … Continue reading

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Co-Founder of Silent No More on helping women

Georgette Forney describes how she began talking to women who were suffering due to their abortions after she spoke out about her own abortion: “After my daughter learned of my abortion, I started sharing my story publicly—and took the job as … Continue reading

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Under anesthesia, women having abortions reveal their feelings

B. R. Arnowitz interviewed abortion clinic workers, asking them about women’s emotions during abortions. In the article “Abortion and the Actualized Self”, writer  Camille S. Williams explains what clinic workers told Arnowitz : “Anesthesia pops the lid off the id,” clinic … Continue reading

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Women Exploited by Abortion pamphlet Surviving Abortion

Women Exploited by Abortion (WEBA), a support group for women who regret their abortions,  says the following in a pamphlet called “Surviving Abortion”: “You may be led to believe, by doctors, abortion facility counselors, or other “family planning” personnel, by … Continue reading

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Pro-choicer: Ambivalence about abortion is normal

Pro-abortion activist Jeanne Parr Lemkau, concludes that: “Ambivalence about abortion is normal—it doesn’t mean you have psychological problems.” Camille S. Williams “Abortion and the Actualized Self” First Things November 1991 She is responding to claims about postabortion syndrome and  abortion … Continue reading

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