And other studies show that 65% of women feel pressured into an abortion. mysonandstars wants to help other women and other children not go through the same trauma she was. She wants to help other mothers not lose their children. She wants to ease the pain and prevent grief and mourning. She wants to help women and children. But again, this is so much more than just a bad experience for her Her baby died, and you’re not really showing any empathy for her. That’s the last I’ll be replying to you about this. Source: mysonandstars
I recently went back to the clinic in which I had an abortion. I wanted to have my ultrasound pictures and a copy of my file. It has been tough digesting what the file holds but I feel like it was something I needed to do. Notes from my abortion counselor. “Pt returned today very confident and sure that ab is best. She is looking forward to being in a school play.” I’m sorry, I didn’t realize crying uncontrollably, having a panic attack in your office, and telling you that I wanted to proceed with my pregnancy but that I felt trapped into this by my partner was a full display of confidence. I was not an empowered feminist proud to have ownership of my body and offspring in this moment. I was lost, anxious, alone and with no one to turn to. Often times women seek abortions because we are desperate, not empowered or confident. We believe we don’t have any other options. The sad truth is that many of us would really love to carry on with our pregnancies though we don’t know what resources we have or don’t have. But we know that we must hurry and get on with it because the fetus is growing and the clinic workers are pushing for an answer. When I told my abortionist that I strongly thought of taking my child away from their father and raising them myself but that I didn’t know what it entailed, she did not talk about alternatives and my other options. She encouraged me to have an abortion regardless of how helpless I felt or how much I cried. Couldn’t she had said ‘Sara, maybe this isn’t for you after all. Would you like to go home?’ And I would’ve screamed, yes! Thank you! I hear and read this too often from other women, unfortunately. There are so many women out there who are lied to about what abortion does and what is really inside of them all by the people who are supposed to help us exercise our empowerment as women. Why are they withholding the truth from us? There are a handful of us who realize what we’ve done after its too late and the pain and regret lasts for a lifetime. A little encouragement and hope can go a long way. Women deserve better, as do our children.
Of course you would share a story of someone who chose against an abortion
She wanted to keep hers, good for her she made that CHOICE. Doesn’t mean I have to make the same one
She had the abortion, ya dope!
Oops I misread a mini part. Regardless you shared it because it was a negative abortion story
Where are ALL the MANY positive stories?
Misread a tiny part? You judged this woman for telling her story. She’s a mother grieving over the loss of a child.
To quote shitantichoiceprotestorssay,
"Whatever hypothetical situation you propose, or whatever logical fallacy you claim I am using, my body and my personal health decisions are not up for you to debate.
You are just going to have to deal.”
What does that have to do with this woman’s heartbreak?
"Often times women seek abortions because we are desperate, not empowered or confident. We believe we don’t have any other options. The sad truth is that many of us would really love to carry on with our pregnancies though we don’t know what resources we have or don’t have."
^ Because this is a transparent lie, that’s what. Is this even her picture?Why would she lie about her experience.mysonandstarsis one of the people I will defend to the end. Nobody messes with her without going through me.
That’s sweet and all but you misunderstood what I said.
She didn’t lie about not having a fantastic time. She lied when she said that was the norm for abortions.
So she’s lying about a belief she holds?
You worded that in a very tricky manner, but roughly, yeah.
She went ahead and assumed that closer to 0% of all people actually want abortions, and that “many” of them feel anything less than relieved that they did what they had to do.
That’s not true at all! So sorry! Come back next week!But…. Many do. Have you ever seen anything by Silent No More? They’ve got a YouTube page with all sorts of testimonies, including that of Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. A friend of mine recently spoke for SNM but it wouldn’t be uploaded yet. How about the fact that Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe, regrets her abortion and wishes she would have never had anything to do with the legislation. Now you may thinkmysonandstarsis incorrect or mistaken but that’s very different than calling my friend, a woman who is mourning the death of her child, a blatant liar. By the way, losing a child isn’t just “less than relieved” or “not having a fantastic time”.
You’re still misunderstanding my post. She did not lie about her experience. She lied when she said that experience was the norm. I’m not repeating myself again.
Using data from 843 women seeking abortions from 30 clinics from 2008 to 2010, women were asked about 6 emotions: relief, happiness, guilt, regret, sadness, and anger.
While women reported mixed emotions after an abortion, 90% felt relieved, and more than 80% of women who felt negative emotions still thought they had made the correct choice.
idk if you’ve noticed but 90% is a lot.
Had your friend only been wanting to share her experience, that’s all I would’ve come here to do. I clicked reblog because I was ready to go off on this clearly inept doctor.
Instead, your friend made it about this agenda that has openly admitted it would rather see me and everyone like me dead than let me have an abortion, and I am not about to take that kindly.
I’m sorry she had a terrible experience. I am.
I am not sorry that I’m standing up for the people the movement she’s advocating for wants to hurt. I will never be.