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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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Planned Parenthood told me my baby was “just tissue”

One woman named Patti M tells her abortion story: “John [the baby's father] suggested we get married and keep the baby. I wanted to wait and do it right. I counseled with a woman at a Planned Parenthood clinic and … Continue reading

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Horoscope tells woman to abort, she does

A woman who was characterized as “brilliant” and a college professor had an abortion because her astrologer. She aborted because of a horoscope. Mary Kenny recounts: “Another curious case was that of a brilliant woman academic head of a department … Continue reading

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Woman regrets abortion when her other child dies

Mary Kenny, who interviewed many women for her book on abortion, describes one woman’s situation. “Some reactions may come many years later. A woman who had had one child but aborted a second pregnancy because times were hard and she … Continue reading

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