Woman’s Heartbreaking Letter to Father of Baby She Aborted: “I’m So Very Sorry”

Women regret abortion and so do many of the men who love them but sometimes women have abortions without consulting with the child’s father. This may be because they believe they aren’t ready to be parents, are afraid the father will reject them or because they’re in an abusive relationship. The point is, regardless of reason, a life is taken without the other person’s knowledge or consent. In a recent post on Reddit, a user known as silenced0213, apologizes to the father of her baby after choosing abortion. She writes, “To the father of the baby I aborted, I’m sorry that I didn’t include you in my decision. I should have and I regret it to this day. Telling you crossed my mind. Everyday… it still does. But in my way I thought that’d I’d protect you from the panic, fear, and dread that I felt. See I was scared.” Then she goes on to explain why she chose abortion without involving her boyfriend. Like many women, she admits that she was afraid that he would either agree with her decision or try to talk her out of it. She explained, “…I was also scared that you would change my mind. I was scared that you would convince me everything would work out. I was scared that you would offer your support. I was scared that you would take its side. I was scared. I convinced myself that I didn’t need to confide in you, that you had no say. I was convinced that it wouldn’t have worked, that neither of us were cut out to be parents.” She...

Commentary: Why Do Doctors Withhold Abortion's Medical, Mental Health Risks From Women? (2008)

On every medical procedure done, 95% of recipients want to be fully informed of all statistically related risks (1). If the author is replacing his knee, he would want to know the expected recovery time, pain to expect, pain duration, prosthesis lifetime, possible complications, and possible problems with a metal detector. This demand occurs even if the casual connection between the procedure and the risk has not been fully proven. But not abortion. It would eliminate business. This procedure is not required for the patient's life, even if it destroys another life. Are the risks are worth it? A fact noted in (2), 10% of women undergoing elective abortion will suffer the immediate complications of perforation of the uterus, infection, embolism, retained tissue, hemorrhage, cervical injury, endotoxic shock, 'boggy' uterus, or failure to recognize an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy. Tubal pregnancies increase by 30% after one abortion by 160% after two (5). In another study (3), over 50% of women experienced one or more of the following after abortions: depression, guilt, regret, nervousness, and insomnia. Sleep (4) shows that women are 2x as likely to have sleep disorders after an abortion. From (6) an abortion results in a 65% higher risk (compared to no abortion) of Clinical Depression, in (7) a 30% higher risk of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (according to BMC Psychiatry, women who have had an abortion typically experience post-traumatic stress disorder[PTSD]), in (8) a 5x higher risk of substance abuse. Also, in (9 & 15) abortion results in a 160% higher risk of hospitalization for psychiatric treatment, in (10) a 62% higher risk of death from all causes(6x...

Practices Opposed To Women's Health: The Psychological Effects

Related Study:  The Decline of Partner Relationships in the Aftermath of Abortion, Winter 2007, vol 20, no 1, Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change http://www.abortionresearch.us/images/Vol20No1–2007.pdf ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    There are psychological problems mental health professionals are seeing in real life. We are a society wounded psychologically by the culture of death. Women, in particular, reap disproportionate psychological injury and suffering as a result of health-related practices which are opposed to the culture of life. The culture of death was ushered into American society at the time of the sexual revolution in the 60s and 70s. The sexual revolution promised a new freedom and discovery of self; in pursuit of freedom, women sought license and unfettered autonomy. In pursuit of sexual pleasure, women separated sexual expression from its true meaning within marriage and its connection with procreation. In pursuit of equality with men, women surrendered the dignity of womanhood and rejected the value of motherhood. In hopes of "getting in touch with their inner selves" women embraced psychology, the priority of feelings over reason, and rejected the constraints of objective morality. It is particularly ironic that the generation that embraced psychology adopted a lifestyle and created a culture that caused so much psychological suffering. What the sexual revolution and radical feminism promised was that the pursuit of freedom, sexual equality, sexual pleasure and the rejection of traditional morality would bring individual happiness and build a more truly human society. Instead, the reproductive health practices spawned by the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement resulted in: a skyrocketing divorce rate, less stable families, teen promiscuity, teen pregnancy, easy...