Karen, 24, who had an abortion:
“The abortion was awful physically. I couldn’t stop shaking… it was a bad experience – invading… The most awful part of it is you hear it.…. I had no counseling. I wish I had some.
Afterward, I was really sad and shocked and I didn’t know how to deal with it. My dad and I went and lit a candle when the child would have been 1-year-old. It tears up your body. It is a shock your system and to your psyche.”
She went on to have a son, another abortion, and put a baby up for adoption.
Anna Runkle In Good Conscience: A Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Guide to Deciding Whether to Have an Abortion (San Francisco: Jossey–Bass Publishers, 1998) 47-48Share on Facebook