Woman regrets she wasn’t counseled before abortion

Looking back on her abortion, one woman said:

“Had I been counseled properly concerning the pain and the development of my unborn child, I doubt that I would’ve chosen abortion. I was not forewarned of the health risks or the deep psychological aftereffects of abortion. As a bright college graduate, I had a promising future ahead of me. Following my abortion, I became deeply depressed, suicidal, and unable to hold a job. I never mourned the loss of my appendix, so why did I grieve over the passing of an enigmatic uterine blob? The answer is that it wasn’t a mere “blob of tissue.” It was a living baby. I realized at the moment I saw his dismembered body. I realized it too late.”

Susan Neiburg Terkel Abortion: Facing the Issues (New York: Franklin Watts, 1988) 37

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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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