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Governor Rauner Signs Pro-Abortion HB40

UPDATE: Governor Rauner has signed House Bill 40 in to public act on September 28th.   It is effective June 1st, 2018. In a press confe...

May 23, 2017

Post-abortion woman: “It feels like a part of me died that day and will never return”

I Regret My Abortion Sign
Cary Tennis is an “advice columnist” best known for a “Since You Asked” column that ran for years at Salon. I just re-read a column from a while back and it got me to thinking.

Since no one would come away thinking Salon is a home for card-carrying pro-life activists, it is to his (and Salon’s) credit that Tennis answered a letter from a deeply unhappy woman under the headline, “My Abortion Traumatized me: The father of my child dropped me at the clinic and disappeared. Every day I mourn.”

Highpoints [actually low points]?

-She wanted the baby but aborted “based my relationship with the baby’s father” [a promise of marriage and kids down the line…if only THIS one was aborted].

-She continues to have nightmares. “I wake up every morning and it is the best minute of my life before the knowledge of what happened returns to me and the cycle of sadness and regret begins all over again.”

-And “I am a liberal woman and as pro-choice as you can be! Which is even more upsetting.”

-Her question? How to move forward and free herself “from this unending cycle of regret?”

Tennis’s final recommendation—that she links up with a pro-abortion “after-abortion counseling talk line”—is unfortunate. But much of everything else he says is helpful to women grieving after an abortion.

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