More post-abortive women’s voices put forward by pro-choice groups can be found at the Abortion Project and if it weren’t so damn sad, it would be funny. Here are some quotes from the very first three stories I clicked on, entirely randomly.
I still am pro-choice. I guess I just wasn’t prepared for what would come afterwards and all the feelings that I had: feelings of grief and loss, and realizing that I do want to have a child someday but this isn’t the right time. And feeling really sad and worried, like, did I make the right decision? It wasn’t something I could just talk to people about and I think that made it feel even worse. I’ve been in therapy since the abortion, and not just because of the abortion– all this other stuff got stirred up.
Although I have freely stated that I had a safe and legal abortion, I have never let myself feel anything about the experience and what it meant to me. I am crying while writing this and these are the first tears I have shed since I was in the midst of the procedure.
You could read as many like this as you have time for.
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