Post-Abortive speaker shares tears with post-abortive student

A woman who had an abortion at 17 and is now a pro-life speaker describes an experience she had when she did a pro-life talk in front of a group of students:

“I think the saddest thing that happened to date was in New Brunswick when I addressed a mixed group of students. There was a young girl in the audience who seemed very uncomfortable. I knew her life had in some way been touched by abortion and I wasn’t surprised to see her quietly make her way up to me afterwards. She stood off to the side patiently waiting for privacy. I excused myself and went to her. She was only 17, and she broke down immediately. “I had an abortion just last Thursday and I wanted to know… Do you ever…get over it?” And she cried and I held her and cried with her as I remembered another 17-year-old and a wound that will never heal completely.

There is so much pain out there. One nun remarked at one time that the women are like broken pieces of the finest porcelain china. They can never, ever, be put back together like they once were. For many, their lives are completely shattered. These women, too, need to be made aware that they are not alone and there is a faction of society that does not condemn, does not ignore, but understands and can respond to whatever needs they might have.”

Tanya Hughson 15 Minutes: The Story of My Abortion Victoria, British Columbia: Braemar Books LTD, Life Cycle Books, 2205 Danforth Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M4C IK4, undated, pgs 75 – 76

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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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