an After abortion: Twenty-Plus Years of Post-Abortive Women Finding Help, And Maybe It's Made It Easier Now

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Twenty-Plus Years of Post-Abortive Women Finding Help, And Maybe It's Made It Easier Now

A post-abortive woman wrote this anonymous letter which was published at in July, originally posted on Chicks On The Right (I love that title!) :
I won’t bore you with the details of the complications I suffered for a year after or my days in college where I went through a horrible breakup or when I drank heavily to cover the pain in my heart or even the deep depression, suicide attempt, and hospital stay that followed my choice 18 months later. At 19, I finally realized the grief I had never dealt with grew and I finally learned to talk to my friends and family. I made one promise to myself though… No matter what, I would never have another abortion. I would make better choices. I would never have to make that choice again.
Read the whole thing.

It's amazing that in only 18 months, she was able to acknowledge her grief, that it was only getting worse, and to talk with her friends and family. It took me 20 years to even start doing that. I'd like to think she was helped to reach this point so quickly in part because of earlier women (and men too) somehow finding that courage, in the early post-abortive recovery "movement," for lack of a better word, which started to form and really pick up steam in the early 1990's.

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