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Post-abortion woman: my life was hell

From one woman who was pressured into an abortion: “My mother was furious… She hated me for what I had done. She took me immediately to have an abortion. “Wait a minute… I don’t want an abortion.” I thought to … Continue reading

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“Abortion changes you forever”

From one woman who had an abortion: “Abortion changes you forever. I thought the abortion would free me up from a responsibility I felt I was not ready for. Instead it held me in bondage to feelings of regret, remorse, … Continue reading

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Post-abortion woman describes anger and grief

From one woman who had an abortion: “The abortion itself was nothing and I was all right immediately afterwards. But then, as time went by, resentment began to set in. I quarreled with my mother, argued with my husband – … Continue reading

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Author describes her pain after abortion

The pro-choice author of a book that compiles women’s stories talked about how she felt right after her abortion: “The abortion proceeded without many problems, although I ended up in another emergency room that night, vomiting violently for no apparent … Continue reading

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I can never say, hear, or think the word abortion

From one woman who had an abortion: “I could not have had another child. I am glad I took the decision to terminate. But I can never say, hear, or read of that word again, which I can only bring … Continue reading

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Post-Abortion woman: I feel my life will never be the same

From one woman who had an abortion: “After the abortion, I feel my life will never be the same, that I will always be aware of the guilt, and it has made me depressed. My marriage is shaky; part of … Continue reading

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Woman describes “mental backlash” against abortion

A post-abortion woman wrote the following letter to the Guardian: “The mental backlash has been enormous, and in all my consultations, not one person ever warned me of this. Even with the support of a firm marriage and a loving … Continue reading

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Grandmother of aborted baby “cries often”

One woman tells her story: “My story is different since I am the grandmother in this situation, and my daughter chose to have an abortion. I personally did not agreed [sic] with her decision, yet I did not condemn my … Continue reading

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Postabortion woman: I was in denial for 21 years

Karen Bodle of Pennsylvania, who had an abortion: “There is a disconnect in every woman’s heart and mind when she consents to abortion. Although she tries to forget the abortion and suppress the memories, eventually she will face the reality … Continue reading

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Woman’s abortion grief triggered when coworker becomes pregnant

Karen K. writes about her abortion: “The doctor at the campus clinic asked me if I wanted to be pregnant. “No,” I responded. “Ten minutes, and you won’t have to think about it for the rest of your life,” was … Continue reading

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