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Woman says abortionist was “degrading”

From an interview with one woman who had an abortion: “I was lying back, so when the doctor came in I never saw him.” I asked Susan if she saw the doctor at all during the procedure. “No. In fact, … Continue reading

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Post-abortion woman has dream: “Where is my son?”

From a woman named Susan who had an abortion: “…. I was feeling really empty. Socially, I didn’t have anybody to talk to, and I think at that point I kind of longed to have that child. …” Susan recounted a … Continue reading

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Woman feels like “lowlife” at abortion clinic

From a woman who had an abortion: “I just didn’t have any dialogue with anyone other than the woman who woke me up to tell me it was time for me to leave. That’s the only person, other than the … Continue reading

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Woman’s partner curses at her when she tells him she’s pregnant

A woman who had an abortion describes what her partner said to her when she told him she was pregnant: “He called me a bitch. When I told him I was pregnant, he said, ‘You’re lying, you’re a lying bitch.’ … Continue reading

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Post-abortion woman: I failed my daughter

From one woman who had an abortion: “I wanted to have that baby. I ‘knew’ it was a girl. I ‘knew’ she wanted to be born. I miss her, to this day I miss her. I was crying and very … Continue reading

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Woman suffers for 20 years after her abortion

A woman describes her abortion pain: “People think that having an abortion is a quick fix, a mend-all for an accident or a bad mistake. Some will reason that nobody will know about it, and nobody will see the awful … Continue reading

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Abortion lowered my self-esteem

A woman who had an abortion said: “My abortion lowered my self-esteem considerably, and for a long time caused me to feel-and act-like `used goods’ in male/female relationships.” Helen Susan Edelman, “Safe to Talk: Abortion Narratives as a Rite of … Continue reading

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Woman suicidal after her third abortion

In an article quoting women who had abortions, one woman said: “‘I did not tell many people about this abortion. I was deeply ashamed to be in this situation for a third time. How could a bright independent woman be … Continue reading

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Woman asked about “individual” being aborted

A woman who had an abortion recalls the following conversation with the abortionist: “I was in with the doctor, and I can still remember his face. I said, ‘I’m concerned about the individual that, you know, is being terminated.’ And … Continue reading

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Woman regrets her abortions on her death bed

The following story was told in the Journal of American Culture: “In the small Idaho ranching community where I grew up there was an old woman, the matriarch of one of the wealthier ranching families, who had had a number of … Continue reading

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