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Woman describes trauma living “with the shame and guilt of her abortion”

by | Jul 10, 2023

By Sarah Terzo

From a post-abortion woman. She wrote this 15 years after her abortion:

“For 15 years, I have lived with the shame and guilt of my abortion. It has kept me from bonding with friends and robbed me of my self-esteem. Throughout all of these years, to be happy made me feel tremendous guilt. I have never felt that I deserved anything good in my life. In my punishment, I never allowed myself to experience true joy. Any blessing that had come after my abortion, I couldn’t enjoy to the fullest. I’ve been convinced I didn’t deserve any of them.…

Anxiety attacks, depression, guilt and shame were just a few of the repercussions of my decision to abort…

For all these years, I have hated my boyfriend, the doctor, the clinic workers, and even the pro-lifers for what I did. I wondered where they were on that Saturday morning. Why weren’t they there screaming at me, begging me not to go in.”

Victoria Koloff, “They Lied to Us.”

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

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