Mother demands her daughter get an abortion

Audrey [pseudonym] tells a story from the late 1980s:

“I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant. I remember my parents being devastated…not by the fact that I was pregnant, exactly. They were ashamed of what people would think. The morning after I told them, my mom woke me early and told me to get ready. She didn’t say a single word to me in the car or the waiting room of the clinic. In the doctor’s office she demanded I get an abortion – to the doctor, to me, to the nurse, to anyone who would listen. I was mortified. I didn’t know what I was going to do, but I knew I didn’t want an abortion. I got up, walked out of the clinic and all the way home. Two days later I was on a bus to an unwed mother’s home in another state. The experience didn’t make me change the decision I made, but it forever changed my relationship with my mother.”

Sally A Winn “Shaming Young Mothers” The American Feminist Spring/Summer 2014, p 8

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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.

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