Postabortion man: I can only cope when I’m drunk

A letter from a postabortion man who wrote to an author writing a book on abortion:

“I’m a bit drunk – it’s the only way I can cope with thoughts about the abortion. Twelve years on, here we are battling with the results of not one but two abortions. Talk about being fucked-up. Even now my wife will only admit to one of the abortions. She felt compelled to go through with the abortions because of her family and the hurt she might cause them. We were young, romantic and “in love”…The Pill made her ill and condoms weren’t romantic….we weren’t married at the time. Today we are awaiting an appointment with a psychiatrist to try and sort out our heads. Oh, the regrets. And oh, the pain.”

He did not leave his name.

Quoted in Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 86

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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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