Postabortion woman; the last two years of my life have been a nightmare

A woman who had an abortion wrote:

“When I was 18 years old… I had an abortion…and the last two years of my life have been a nightmare… Sometimes I just lie in bed all day long, too depressed to get up. I buy baby clothes and toys. In fact, I have a room full of baby accessories. I see children everywhere I go… I don’t feel any less guilty today (two years later) than the day I had the abortion. My memories haven’t faded… I’ve tried alcohol, drugs and relationships. Nothing will ever take away my loss or the memories, not even for a little while.”

“Memories of My Abortion” Life Issues, Inc. Advertising Supplement, January 1989, 9

Quoted in Richard Exley Abortion: Pro-Life by Conviction, Pro-Choice by Default (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Honor Books, 1989)

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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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