Pro-choice writer Cara J. Marianna interviewed women who had abortions. She found that the way a woman initially felt right after her abortion did not always reflect how she would feel about her abortion months or years later.
“A woman’s immediate response to the abortion did not necessarily have a direct correlation with her later interpretation of the experience. Mary described her abortion as ‘amazingly unintrusive.’ Later in the day she had a negative emotional reaction and called her best friend for support.”
Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 110
Some pro-lifers have noted that women who initially felt satisfied with their decision to abort can suffer from severe emotional trauma many years later. Sometimes, something acts as a trigger. This could be a subsequent pregnancy, a close friend or relative having a baby, or a religious conversion.Share on Facebook