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I wanted help but the pro-lifers called me a murderer

Postabortion woman  Holly Lewis talked about her abortion: “Planned Parenthood thought it was best for me to have an abortion so I could go on with my life and not embarrass my family. I scheduled the abortion, and I remember … Continue reading

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Teen cried while her baby died in abortion

A teen cried while she was having an abortion: I’m sixteen and I recently had an abortion. I automatically fell in love with my baby – but when we told our parents our happiness soon faded. When I found out … Continue reading

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Postabortion woman: was my baby a boy or a girl?

Stacy B describes her abortion experience: “When I called the local abortion clinic, the man on the phone told me it was urgent that I make reservations right away because the appointments always filled up quickly. He offered no counseling, … Continue reading

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Woman’s abortion stirs unexpected feelings

Author Mary Kenny tells the following story: “I have a friend who is extraordinarily tough… doesn’t give a damn, you know. She became pregnant – she is also very ambitious and has a very good job. There was no question whatsoever … Continue reading

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Postabortion woman “A black cloud hung over me”

Postabortion woman Athlynn Reeves shares her story. She got pregnant when she was in college. “The month between pregnancy and abortion was a time of extreme crisis. My goals! My dreams! No money! I sought counsel from a nursing student, … Continue reading

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“I wish I had my baby”

From one postabortion woman: “I cried during the abortion. The nurse thought I was in pain, but it wasn’t physical pain. That night when the sedative wore off, I wanted to die. After that, at parks or children’s events I … Continue reading

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Teen has abortion due to lack of support from mother

A teenager who became pregnant got no support from her mother, who threatened her with homelessness. She ended up having an abortion: “I was in love with a man who abused me emotionally. I didn’t recognize the relationship as abusive … Continue reading

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Abortion “poisoned marriage” and led to divorce

From one woman who had an abortion: “I sit alone in my rented flat, work full time to keep myself occupied, and think of the child who would be 7 ½ now if we had allowed it to live,” recalls … Continue reading

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Birthmother on adoption and abortion

One woman told her story. She had an unplanned pregnancy, and the doctor was pressuring her to have an abortion: “I was single and hadn’t planned to get pregnant – but I wasn’t showing any signs of distress. On subsequent … Continue reading

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Post-abortion woman describes ambivalence, “little ghost”

A woman who had an abortion told a pro-choice writer: “There was no doubt, when I became pregnant, that life was right there, in my womb. Left undisturbed, that blob of cells and tissue would have grown into a baby. … Continue reading

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