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Woman laughs before her ninth abortion – then she sees her aborted baby

Abby Johnson’s book The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories collects firsthand accounts from former abortion facility workers. The stories vary in theme, each one an abortion worker’s memory of an event that stuck with her after she left. One story, called … Continue reading

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Woman describes trauma after her abortion

From a post-abortion woman. She wrote this 15 years after her abortion: “For 15 years, I have lived with the shame and guilt of my abortion. It has kept me from bonding with friends and robbed me of my self-esteem. … Continue reading

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Woman describes her experience at abortion clinic

Victoria, who compiled a book of women’s stories about about abortion, wrote: “I telephoned the clinic and was told by the clinic that because I was so early in my pregnancy, I wasn’t carrying a “real” baby. Her exact words … Continue reading

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Clinic workers called baby “formless blob of tissue”

Kathryn Bretz tells the story of her abortion: “I specifically asked if this was a baby and was told ‘No, it’s a formless blob of tissue.’ No one told me that this was a tiny baby who would be ripped … Continue reading

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Postabortion woman; the last two years of my life have been a nightmare

A woman who had an abortion wrote: “When I was 18 years old… I had an abortion…and the last two years of my life have been a nightmare… Sometimes I just lie in bed all day long, too depressed to … Continue reading

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Woman describes her abortion by pill

A woman named Solome describes what happened when she took the abortion pill: “I made an appointment and went to the clinic.  They said I could take the pill because I found out in the early stages. A part of … Continue reading

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Lutheran pastor and wife pressure teen into abortion

Elizabeth tells her abortion story: “I am now 17. I was 16. It would have been a healthy 2 month old, tonight, if I made the decision that wouldn’t have broke our hearts. It all began when I met my … Continue reading

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Post-Abortion woman: Why am I grieving?

From post-abortion woman Linda Cochrane: “If abortion is so right, why am I feeling guilty and seeking help from psychiatrists and feminist therapists? If abortion is so right, why am I needing increased amounts of alcohol and drugs to numb … Continue reading

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Abortion by pill “more horrible” than surgery

Lillian, age 24, had a surgical abortion two years before the interview. She describes her second abortion, which was by pill: “And so this time, it was more horrible than the first time because this time I was older, so … Continue reading

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Post-abortion woman: I felt such loneliness

From Alexandra, who had an abortion in her first year of college: “They told me it wouldn’t be painful and would be over quickly. They lied. It was extremely painful and I lie there [sic] for what seemed like an eternity. … Continue reading

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