One Woman’s Story
As a woman who made the choice to abort my first child in 1981, I understand the feelings millions of women experience. If you are one of us, you know that the memories can be painful and that true peace seems impossible to find. Months, or even years may go by without any thoughts of the abortion experience coming to mind. Then one day you find yourself wondering what your life would have been like had your baby lived. Perhaps you saw a child the same age yours would have been. Or the anniversary date of the abortion—or the due date of your aborted child. Such thoughts can leave you feeling anxious, scared, and fearful. For most women their abortion is a closely held secret. Rarely do they talk about this pain with family or friends. They fear judgment. They feel shame. They are experiencing Abortion PTSD (referred to as “post-abortion syndrome” in the book, Her Choice to Heal).