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
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