Actress Margot Kidder: I had “horrible nightmares” after my illegal abortion

Film star Margot Kidder’s illegal abortion “haunted” and “scarred” her deeply, though she said she did not regret the abortion.

“I cried for the loss. I went through the grief. But I always knew I would not have been a good mother then. I knew that having that baby would have been wrong for the baby, and you don’t do that to children.” She remembers saying, “I want my baby back”; she remembers the “horrible, horrible nightmares” after the abortion. “They were constant and went on for a long time – images of children running at me with slashed wrists, of dead babies… coming out of my vagina… The nightmares stopped when I had my child.”

Margot Kidder, as interviewed in Angela Bonavoglia ed. The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak out about Abortion (New York: Random House, 1992) 99 From

Camille S. Williams “Feminism and Imaging the Unborn” Brad Stetson, editor The Silent Subject: Reflections on the Unborn in American Culture (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996)

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

One thought on “Actress Margot Kidder: I had “horrible nightmares” after my illegal abortion”

  1. ” . . . and you don’t do that to children.”

    But you do abort them? How could you have nightmares like that and still somehow have the nerve to say you don’t regret the abortion? To me, it sounds like she does.

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