The Psychological Impact of Abortion on Women

"I wish I could shout to the whole world what happened to my Son..."

Traci's Story


Following is an E-mail sent to this site. Reprinted with Permission.

     I am a woman who had a late-term abortion by saline injection when I was 15 years old. That was 21 years ago and I am still living with the horrible reality of what I did to my child. My son was born alive and died 2 hours later. My life has been filled with nightmares and regret, guilt, suicidal thoughts, anger, etc... Basically miserable.

     When I was 21 I gave birth to my daughter. Iit was then that the full impact of what I had done came crashing down upon me. Why was my daughter's life so precious and my son's so disposable? I know some people think it is nuts to mourn a child that you willfully aborted but mourn him I do. The lies they tell you at Planned Parenthood must be exposed! Never once was it told to me the fact that my son was viable outside the womb! Never once did they tell me I would suffer such emotional turmoil! I am so angry for I feel I was pressured by my parents and the clinic I had to go to.

     Now I feel any type of abortion is murder. I have to live with the fact that I took my child's life everyday. I really don't know why I am writing to you. I guess I just want to be heard. I wish I could shout to the whole world what happened to my son....

Note: Traci expressed the need to "shout to the whole world" what happened at her abortion. I felt that providing her a place here on the "worldwide web" might help with the healing process, so I wrote and asked if she'd like to share her story here. Her E-mail is reprinted here with permission.

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