Internet writers are praising an anonymous woman for saying how “happy” she was to get an abortion.
The woman, who goes by the name TwoXChromosomes on the website Reddit, posted the story of her abortion experience on the site Saturday and received hundreds of comments.
The Daily Record in the UK republished the woman’s story, describing her as “a brave woman” who “frankly shared her story of the abuse and hatred she endured when she went to get an abortion.”
This morning, I woke up at 4:30 so I could drive two and a half hours to an abortion clinic.
I walked inside of a building with a crowd of protesters shouting at me and telling me how horrible a person I am.
I sat in a waiting room and listened to the stories of the other women there, and then I sat in a waiting room some more.
I waited and waited, contemplating my decision and worrying about the guilt that I’d feel after.
The nurse called my name and I went to a nearly empty room with walls painted white where a doctor was waiting.
Four minutes later, he was done and within half an hour, I was on my way.
I don’t feel guilty. I don’t feel sad. I have never felt more relieved than I do right now. We need to end the abortion stigma.
I had an abortion today and I’m happy I did.
The woman, who has two 2-year-old boys, said she could not cope with a third child, according to the news report.
While the writer is not alone — some women do feel relief soon after their abortions — a majority later come to regret their decision and deal with countless complications. As LifeNews previously reported, studies show that after abortion more than 65 percent of women suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and are six times more likely to commit suicide than women who have given birth. Also, many women describe their abortion experience as “a nightmare,” with 60 percent reporting that it felt like “part of me died.”
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Abortion advocates try to cover up the emotional tolls of abortion by touting “positive” abortion stories like this one in the media. They work hard to silence the many, many women whose abortion stories are full of pain and regret.
LifeNews recently reported the story of one post-abortive woman who had an abortion more than 15 years ago and is still healing from the pain of aborting her child. She said she still remembers her baby when she goes to other women’s baby showers and when she attends church on Mother’s Day.
Thousands of post-abortive women have shared their stories at LifeNews and through groups like the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. These hurting women exhibit true bravery when they make themselves vulnerable and tell their painful abortion stories to encourage other women to choose life.