Woman found herself “in a cycle of self-destructive behavior” after abortion

One woman told her post-abortion story:

“I expected to feel relieved when the abortion was over. I thought it would erase the pregnancy. I thought I could move on with my life.  I was wrong.

Although I didn’t feel this way before the procedure, it was now clear to me that the abortion ended the life of my child. I felt guilty and desired punishment. I deserved to suffer.

Afterword, the mere presence of my boyfriend caused deep hurt and pain.

I found it difficult to work. In between student lessons, I’d retreat to the staff room and cry.

I soon found myself in a cycle of self-destructive behavior that included an eating disorder…

About two years after the abortion, I was living in Southern California when I began experiencing periods of intense anger followed by periods of profound sadness.

For weeks and sometimes months at a time, I was too fatigued to do more than eat a meal and shower during the day… This downward spiral continued until suicidal thoughts began to scare me.”

“A Mother Regrets Her Abortion” She’s a Child, Not a “Choice” 30th anniversary ed., Human Life Alliance (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2019) p. 3

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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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