They tell you, “It’s a quick fix. It will solve your problems and allow you to get on with your life.”
Few women have been told that having an abortion carries lasting physical and psychological consequences. If they had been warned, would their “choice” have been abortion?
Women can face:
“I thought the abortion would free me from a responsibility I felt I was not ready for. Instead, it held me in bondage to feelings of regret, remorse, depression and despair. My soul became a slave to self-hatred and worthlessness. My sanity was the price I paid. Women deserve better than abortion.”
– Ann Marie, a Post-Abortive Woman
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