Post-abortion woman becomes pro-choice, later calls her abortion “bad”

Pro-Choice author Cara J. Marianna interviewed women who had abortions. She tells the story of Nancy. In Nancy’s words:

“I was thinking about being pro-choice. Before the abortion, I was never actively outspoken pro-choice, but I think I felt more and more pro-choice afterward. I remember a year later, in June, I went back home. I’d graduated in December and my mom sold me her old car and I drove it out. I remember I had found this cool pro-choice bumper sticker and I put it on the car. I was so proud of it. It was the message, ‘A world of wanted children would make a world of difference.’ So it wasn’t like ‘I’m pro-choice and proud of it.’”

Nancy later became pro-life and regretted her abortion

“In looking back on her experience, Nancy said, ‘It was pretty bad, the lack of counseling and the doctor. They were just ready to do it. Well, that’s to be expected, though.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 129

Even though Nancy had a bad experience, she became pro-choice to justify her abortion. How many pro-choice women are using similar reasoning?

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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