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Formerly pro-choice woman regrets her abortions

From a woman who had two abortions: “For ten years, I was pro-choice. I justified my actions by feeling anger toward the pro-life movement for not supporting pregnant women. But I never asked about their services. After all, it was … Continue reading

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Woman convinced to abort by her boyfriend

Donna was in graduate school when she got pregnant. She tells her story: “I was in complete shock with this news [of the pregnancy], and my boyfriend volunteered to pay for an abortion. He insisted it was the only choice. … Continue reading

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Very pro-choice woman still came to regret her abortion

Rosalie DiMaggio was firmly pro-choice when she had her abortion, but she came to regret it anyway: “I knew abortion was an option for me, and I loved having that choice. It gave me power over my life. I talked to … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood’s advice to grieving postabortion teen: get a kitten

Jolinda Lynch had an abortion when she was 13 years old. She recalls: “My mother’s reaction confirmed my fears. What would people think? What about school?… We decided abortion was the answer. And we saw a counselor who assured me … Continue reading

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Abortion haunted the “inner depths of my soul”

Cynthia Hardeman wrote about her abortion and its aftermath: “My ex-husband and I decided to abort our third child because of the instability of our marriage, our finances, and our desires… Instead of seeking counsel, we chose to abort and give … Continue reading

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Abortion worker finds her own abortion “frightening and the bewildering”

A nurse who worked with women who had abortions had an abortion herself. She describes the bewilderment and fear she felt. The nurse sent a letter to the makers of the program “Mixed Feelings”: “I write anonymously as a nurse who … Continue reading

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Woman tells story of saline abortion

When Cindy Hendrickson was a teenager, she had a saline abortion. Saline abortions are seldom performed today. They were done by injecting a caustic saline solution into the uterus to kill the baby and then inducing labor. Hendrickson says: “When … Continue reading

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“Your grandmother convinced me not to have you”

Postabortion woman Marlena Moore wrote the following tragic letter to her aborted baby, who she named Joshua: “No one talked with me about you. I remember you in the silence of my heart. There, in my heart, was your funeral and … Continue reading

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Woman had abortion, feels she never had a choice

This woman’s story shows how some women who have abortions do not make their own choices but are coerced by others. “When I was 16, I became pregnant by my boyfriend. I decided to keep my baby from the start. … Continue reading

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Woman “cheerful” about her abortion regrets it years later

Post-Abortion woman Debbie Niehaus had no bad feelings about her abortion when it first happened. But years later, she regretted it.  “Believe it or not, I was cheerful before, during, and after the abortion and was naïve enough to tell … Continue reading

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