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Post-abortive woman: “I carried the guilt of it for many, many years.”

by | Apr 16, 2021

By Sarah Terzo

Tameka S. Bright got pregnant and had an abortion in college. She had recently lost both her parents. She says:

“I didn’t want to disappoint my family, mainly my brothers. Therefore I went through with this plan and endured the most painful experience of my life – next to losing my parents. I knew that what I was doing was wrong. I had that one friend on campus trying to talk me out of it, but I was too embarrassed. It was done. I did it… And I carried the guilt of it for many, many years.”

When she got pregnant, years later:

“With my pregnancy, I was so scared that something would be wrong with my child. The guilt of the abortion came back to me and I thought I would be punished and possibly lose the baby.”

Tameka S Bright, Broken for the Purpose (2020) p.43, p.66.

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

Categories: Abortion