Terrible experience with an abortion, says woman

Leah, 22, who had an abortion, says it was a terrible experience:

9 week old baby. most abortions are done during this time, aborting this child was a terrible experience

9 week old baby. most abortions are done during this time

“It still was a terrible experience.… The biggest thing was just the horror of it; I’d be so scared [if I had another abortion]… go to that terrible hospital and have those sterile, terrible nurses and doctors looking down on me, just like I was in a production line with all those other women; that would be scary for me to have to go through that again, but I still feel real strong about my life coming first in a sense, and I’m not going to have kids until I’m ready, I’m just not and I feel that I have the right to make that choice… I still put the mother’s rights first, I just do, I just feel like I have to, even though I have little twinges in me that say, “Well, you know, what about the baby, what about the baby?” But, so what about the mother, I just feel like that’s more important.”

Judith G. Smetana Concepts of Self and Morality: Women’s Reasoning about Abortion (New York: Praeger Special Studies, 1982) 106 – 107

Although she focuses mainly on herself, this woman nevertheless feels guilt and wonders about her dead baby.

An abortion is also a terrible experience for the baby.

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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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