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“Please don’t make the same mistake I did” post-abortion woman pleas

by | Mar 29, 2019

By Sarah Terzo

“Since I had already enlisted in the Air Force, I thought I had to have an abortion in order to make something out of my life. My best friend drove me to the abortion clinic. It was like an assembly line. When the ultrasound was being performed, I asked to see it, but this wasn’t allowed. So much for “an informed decision.” Then I asked how far along I was. I was told I was 9 ½ weeks pregnant. That hit me hard. I started doubting and wanted to talk to my friend, but I wasn’t allowed to do that either.

When it was my turn, the nurse told me I was going to feel some discomfort, like strong menstrual cramps. The truth is that the abortion was more pain than I’ve ever felt in my life. It felt like my insides were literally being sucked out of my body. Later, I went into shock.…

I wanted my baby back… I named my baby. Later I found out this is part of the grieving process.

2 ½ years later, I ended up in the hospital with bulimia. I felt that no one had punished me for what I had done, so I was punishing myself.… my life was in shambles! I was suffering from post abortion trauma…

There is a healing process that comes from getting involved in the pro-life movement. I talked to youth groups and students and shared my testimony. To them, and to you, I plead, “please don’t make the same mistake I did.”

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

Categories: Abortion
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