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 – I took my mistake out on the rest of the world. 2 ½ years have passed since, and there is still anger but most of all, every day, grief. I am not maternal, but I know that I should have had that baby. My marriage is now nonexistent, and I feel the years passing me by. It is very unlikely that I will now have a baby to call my own. I am 39 years old. I feel suicidal at times… People envy me because I look young and am not short of possessions but they don’t realize the hurt I feel inside.”

Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 30

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