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Writer says she “sank to the lowest of lows” after her abortion

by | Sep 15, 2020

By Sarah Terzo

Emily Turner wrote a book about her life, her abortion, and its aftermath. She wrote:

“After the abortion, I sank to the lowest of lows. The greatest depth and darkness that covers the bottom of sea. There I laid. I stopped responding to messages and phone calls. No motivation to continue on for a Masters degree. My stomach was empty without the ache for food. Nothing could fill it. The grief and ache were unbearable.… Abortion is so incredibly isolating…

I feared what others would think of me. I feared their words, their judgments and their stares. I feared my reputation and my future. I feared being the outcast. Then I grieved a life. And I grieved a death. I grieved until my soul could take no more.”

Emily Turner, The “A” Words: My Gut Wrenching and Mildly Hilarious Story from Abuse and Abortion Into Understanding Freedom (undated) p.117, p.121, and p.123.

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

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