The lady regreted her abortion

@maximax8 (31053)
United Kingdom
April 1, 2010 9:17am CST
A 20 year old lady was in a relationship and she had an unplanned pregnancy. She decided to keep her baby because she deeply regretted having an abortion when she was 15 years old. Perhaps her parents pushed her into having the abortion and she never got over it. She gave birth to a dear little baby boy. Do you think some ladies regret having their abortion? Would they turn back the clock if they could?
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• Philippines
2 Apr 10
I am strictly against abortion. I mean why would you do "it" in the first place when you are not prepared for the consequences? Women have a weak emotion so I would say most of them would feel really bad after the abortion, when they have it. I just hope nobody would do it anymore so there would be no more regrets and repents.
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@maximax8 (31053)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 10
I think that ladies feel extra emotional during pregnancy. One of my friends told me his pregnant sister split a cup of tea and she had acted as if it was the end of the world. Many teenagers and ladies in their twenties think that birth control is 100% effective. Looking at effectiveness at best out of 100 ladies that don't wish to become pregnant 3 of them will get pregnant. Yes, I wish that nobody will ever have an abortion from now on. I am pro-life and I wouldn't ever have an abortion.
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@AmbiePam (85213)
• United States
2 Apr 10
Yes, I do think a lot of women regret having abortions. I know two such ladies. One of them told me she had nightmares for years, and that she used to think she heard a baby's cries. She has since had two other children, with her ex husband. But she deeply regrets the abortion she had in high school. She was seventeen at the time. I know another lady who was in her mid twenties when she had an abortion. She doesn't like to talk about it because it makes her cry still to this day. The woman responsible for Roe v. Wade in the U.S. that made abortion legal here regrets it. She has written about it. She is surprisingly candid. She said when she petitioned to have an abortion, she lied and told the court she had been raped. But she hadn't been raped. She just thought that was the only chance she had at getting an abortion legally.
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@lilybug (21107)
• United States
1 Apr 10
I only know one person who has had an abortion and she was pretty much forced into the decision. She was 16 years old when it happened. I know she regretted it because she told me. She is now a mother to 4 beautiful children whom she loves very much, but there is a part of her that wishes she had stood up for herself 16 years ago and NOT had the abortion.
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@maximax8 (31053)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 10
It was a shame your friend was pushed into having an abortion when she was 16 years old. It is wonderful that she is now the mother of four wonderful children. It can be challenging for some pregnant teens to stand up against their parents. One of my friends got pregnant when she was 20 years old and she had an abortion. I was amazed that she felt her baby move and she still went ahead with her abortion. She now regrets having had the abortion.
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@cyrus123 (6363)
• United States
1 Apr 10
I think some women do regret having an abortion. They suffer from post-abortion syndrome. I think they would turn back the clock if they could. I have a pamphlet I think I got at church titled "Identifying and Overcoming Post-Abortion Syndrome". Abortion is murder and I think they are very sorry once they had it. Kathy.
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@maximax8 (31053)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 10
Hi Kathy. Some ladies that are seriously depressed blame their abortion for their severe unhappiness. It is superb that you have a pamphlet about post abortion syndrome. I am pro-life and I wouldn't ever choose to have an abortion. I was offered an abortion at 36 weeks pregnancy and I said no way. Maxine
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@cyrus123 (6363)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I'm pro-life, too. I didn't think about some women blaming their depression on the abortion. I'm so glad that you didn't have an abortion. If I had children, I wouldn't have an abortion, either. I'm sure your little boy has been a blessing to you. Kathy.
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• United States
1 Apr 10
Accounts of women who have no regrets regarding their abortions can be found at http://www.imnotsorry.net
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@maximax8 (31053)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 10
That for giving me that website. I have read some of the stories. For example Janice's story is interesting. Apart from an ectopic pregnancy she has had seven abortions.
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@AmbiePam (85213)
• United States
2 Apr 10
Seven? Seven?
@BethTN81 (564)
• United States
9 May 10
That site is disgraceful!!!! Why not call it Imurderinnocentbabies.com?
@swissheart (6482)
• Romania
3 Nov 10
of course they regret it. i haven't had an aboprtion and I hope I'll never get to have it. but I see this as a trauma. you have to think about the fact that you're taking someone's life. men tend to treat this problems easy but it's pretty hard for a woman to do that. plus there is the risk that the operation might go wrong and you'll never get to have a baby again. personally I don't know what I would do in this situation. maybe that lady was determined by her parents to have an abortion but let's think about it..when you're 15 years old I don't think you're prepaired to have a baby...you're practically a baby raising another baby.I'm not trying to find excuses for what she did but maybe it was better like this
@jd107nette (1454)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
that was pretty sad. But i think the parents are just concerned about their child. after all, she was just 15. but a mistake is not the answer to another mistake.... like they say, "You cannot stop the blessing... you have to learn how to manage it..." look at how the girl kept her depression and regret over the first baby for several years... I think a person always have their reasons and i think it depends on that if they would opt to turn back time and take back the abortion or not. depends upon the situation they already have at that moment. but i believe that given a chance, never would there be a woman who would opt out of her own volition to pick abortion than giving new life