One woman’s story about her struggles after an abortion:
“While in recovery I asked why I felt so sad. Would it go away? They told me it was relief from all the pressure that I had been under. They gave me something for pain and I fell asleep, crying. I woke up hurting and bleeding heavily. My mom was there. I heard girls crying. I started crying. I slept most of the way home. The abortion was never talked about again. It was like it never happened… The abortion was supposed to fix everything, but it broke me instead. My body was never the same after the abortion… With every pregnancy I went through, I saw my aborted baby in their eyes. I was full of wonder. I was also as pro-choice as you could be, very angry at the ones trying to tell women what they could or couldn’t do with their bodies. That anger and viewpoint validated my abortion. I have searched on the Internet for others who had had abortions.
I wondered if I was the only one hurting like this. I found Silent No More Awareness when it was just starting out. It was the first time I realized I wasn’t alone. I wasn’t crazy.”
Teresa Tomeo Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry’s Exploitation of Women (Charlotte, North Carolina: St. Benedict Press, 2013) 87 – 88Share on Facebook
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Im 18 years old and i was forced into having an abortion at the age of 17. I find myself crying every night because i do not believe in abortion at all. I feel that every child hasna right to live no matter how young the parents. I wasnt even allowed to ask my babys father i fhe wanted to keep him. I go throughbeven day wondering what my child would be like. It has brought me nothing but pain and stress