Woman describes “mental backlash” against abortion

A post-abortion woman wrote the following letter to the Guardian:

“The mental backlash has been enormous, and in all my consultations, not one person ever warned me of this. Even with the support of a firm marriage and a loving family, I came as close to a mental breakdown as I am ever likely to come, thus threatening the well-being of the family I was so concerned to protect.”

Letter to the Guardian women’s page, 19 July 1979

Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 9

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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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