A postabortion woman was asked how her abortion affected her in a study:
“Q: So how do you feel now about having an abortion?
A: It was very different than I had expected it. It sort of affected my whole life and the way I just take care of my health in general… I just know that it was a trauma to put my body through… I felt a lot of conflicting emotions. Mostly directed towards the man that I had gotten pregnant with … I mostly felt my relationship with him [the father] was gone with the abortion as far as my commitment to any relationship with him… I will never be the same as I was before I had the abortion.”
Judith G. Smetana Concepts of Self and Morality: Women’s Reasoning about Abortion (New York: Praeger Special Studies, 1982) 103 – 104Share on Facebook