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Pro-Choice man says abortion “messed with me horribly”

by | Jan 26, 2018

By Sarah Terzo

A man named Rodolfo Parra shares his feelings about the child he and his partner aborted:

“We broke up about six months later, but the abortion haunted me for a long time. When I was younger, I’d get high and think of the kid I could’ve had. It messed with me horribly — I felt like the biggest piece of shit in the world. That kid would be seven or eight now. What if they were a straight-A student and went on to do something amazing? Part of me still feels like a coward….

I’m pro-choice, but I feel completely selfish that I thought more about how I would pay for the abortion than a potential life that could have impacted so many others. Maybe all we had to do was struggle to make it work, but instead, we chose to not even try. I still don’t think I ever deserve to have another kid. I’ll adopt going forward because I feel that I’ve lost my privilege to help create a life.”

Angelina Chapin, “8 Men on What It Was Like When Their Partner Had an Abortion,” Mel Magazine visited 10/2/2017

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

Categories: Abortion
Tags: abortion