Woman describes her abortion as “awful”

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) 47-48

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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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