Woman can’t have children after being pressured into abortion

A woman’s abortion caused scar tissue to form in her uterus, rendering her infertile. She now regrets her abortion:

“The boy, who didn’t want me to have a baby, considering we were only 18 and 19 years old. I didn’t want to give up the life that was inside of me. I didn’t know who to turn to…

The only person I could tell was my boyfriend, and a few friends who I knew had an abortion in the past. They all encouraged me to have an abortion and no matter my view on it, I felt highly pressured to have one. I looked on the Internet and found a clinic in Ohio…

I don’t remember much because they gave me something to relax, through an IV. I do remember the pain. It must have been very painful because if I’m saying it hurt when I had something to relax me, it must have been horrible…

I was in pain for weeks afterward, bad cramping and spotting. I called to make sure it was normal and they said as long as I don’t have a fever…

I went to the gynecologist for my annual checkup and found out that I have cysts on my ovaries and have scar tissue on the lining of my uterus. He told me that the scarring is from the abortion, and I will probably not be able to have kids…

My abortion has caused me so many problems in my life. From depression to eating disorders to guilt and regret. I have a hard time being around babies who would be the same age as my baby had I decided to have it. I’m no longer with my boyfriend, after 2.5 years, I realized how much I have been verbally abused and manipulated. I look back and can only learn from the mistakes I have made.”

Quoted in Martha Jensen Abortion: Information and One’s Own Journey (2020)

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Author: Sarah

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 Network. She lives in NJ.

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