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Why are the women in the recovery room following their abortions all crying?

by | Nov 6, 2020

By Sarah Terzo

Crystal Pitrois tells the story of Tina Torry (then Tina Huffman) who is in the recovery room after her second abortion.

Girls were walking around the room crying. Not hiding their tears. They couldn’t hide them. Their tears were too real. Their hearts broken. …Had they aborted their babies like she had the first time? In an effort to make everyone happy? To do what everyone wanted them to? Maybe they were 17 and felt they didn’t have another option. Possibly they had fathers who wouldn’t love them if they were pregnant. Perhaps their boyfriends had left them when they found out. Or maybe their husbands had not wanted them to have a child. …Did they have regrets?

[Tina Torry] realized that she, herself, had tears streaming down her face. She wasn’t sure why she was crying. She had wanted an abortion. She and her husband had decided. And still, she was crying.… I’m so relieved. It’s done. I don’t have to worry about having the baby. Those words she kept repeating over and over in her head, but she couldn’t shake the extreme sadness …. She wept without inhibition. The nurse turned to the other nurse and said in a voice filled with pity or annoyance…“She’s crying.”

Tina wanted to scream, “We’re all crying. Why are we all crying?”

Crystal Pitrois, Short of a Miracle (Greenville, South Carolina: Ambassador Emerald International, 2002) pp. 55-56.

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

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