Woman describes crying during and after her abortion

In a pro-choice book, a woman who traveled from Ireland to England to have an abortion says:

“I spent that night in the clinic being checked on by nurses and crying a lot. I no longer had to hold it together. I had got to the UK… The third night was spent in the B&B and I knew I had to get all of my crying over and done with before I got home. As I shared my bedroom with my three younger sisters.”

Janet Ni Shuilleabhain “My Story” Aideena Quilty, Sinead Kennedy and Catherine Conlon The Abortion Papers Ireland: Volume 2 (Togher, Cork: Attic Press, 2015) 28

Despite appearing in a pro-choice book, this woman’s abortion doesn’t sound very empowering.

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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. She lives in NJ.

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