Woman was “very happy” to learn she was pregnant, but still has an abortion

In a research study, a woman talks about her pregnancy that was ended by abortion. She deliberately did not use contraception and got pregnant:

“I used to think it would be nice to have my own little baby and I really loved this man. But I didn’t think marriage would be quite the same. But having a baby would be great.… When I found I was pregnant, I was very happy. [Smiles and laughs]

[Why abortion?] I was happy at first, when I got pregnant. I knew it would be a love baby. However, I hadn’t really thought everything yet. Then my roommate started getting me sensible. How could I feed this poor little thing? How could I raise the baby all by myself? I couldn’t run my own life, let alone a baby’s. I began to realize there was no way I could support the baby.”

Paul Sachwev Sex, Abortion and Unmarried Women (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993) 117


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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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