Woman has abortion because of her husband

From a woman who had an abortion:

“I can’t remember now if I did a home pregnancy test, but I did have an ‘official’ one at university health services. My marriage was faltering badly at the time and my husband was furious and depressed when I told him I was pregnant. He told me he didn’t want anything to do with raising another child. When I realized he was serious and how at-risk I was as an unemployed mother of two young children, I agreed to have an abortion, though it was not a choice I would have made if the marriage had been stable.”

Helen Susan Edelman, “Safe to Talk: Abortion Narratives as a Rite of Return,” Journal of American Culture 19, no. 4 (1996)

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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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