“My Abortion”

Published on November 13th, 2013

by Kathleen M. Gallagher

I just came across this feature article in this week’s edition of New York Magazine. It’s quite possibly the saddest thing ever. A decidedly “pro-choice” publication, the magazine shares 26 personal stories of women who have had abortions. Their words are filled with regret, uncertainty, and shame. And even those women who don’t express such feelings outright, reveal deep pain and loss when you read between the lines.

Abortion rights advocates have a new campaign they are promoting to strengthen support for abortion. In their words, they want to “end the stigma and shame women are made to feel about abortion.”

I have news for them. Women are not made to feel that way. Abortion goes against human nature. And women, particularly women who have gone through it, know that.

Abortion is what it is. It will never be something to laud or to celebrate.


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