Model and television host Lisa Snowdon spoke to the Daily Mail about suffering a devastating miscarriage in her 40s — which she thought could be punishment for a previous abortion.
Snowdon, now 51, had a miscarriage at the age of 41, and obtained an abortion in her 20s. “I’d think, ‘was that my chance and it’s gone? Is this my punishment? Maybe I don’t deserve to be a mother because I did that,'” she said. “You do kind of put yourself through a bit of torture. I think we women have the capability to do that often to ourselves. We just try and add salt to the wound if we’re feeling s*****. We’re like, ‘what else can I do in order to make myself feel even worse?’ To blame ourselves and feel shame.”
It is not uncommon for women to feel guilt or regret at some point in time after an abortion, though the abortion industry frequently claims otherwise. Despite her complicated feelings, Snowdon still insists that she made the right decision by ending her child’s life.
“I stand by the fact that it [the termination] was the right decision because I’ve always thought that if I’m going to have a family, I want a supportive partner — who’s loving, who’s there — and I was with a man who wasn’t the right man to have in my life. He’d let me down, hugely, wasn’t even there for the first doctor’s appointment [about the pregnancy],” she recalled.
Yet she still indicated that there was pain surrounding her abortion.
“If I’d had the baby, I’d have been connected to that man for the rest of my life,” she said, admitting, “But every now and then I’d think, ‘Gosh he or she would be this or that age now’. You never forget.” Eventually, Snowdon decided the time was right to have a child, only to suffer a miscarriage, which she said left her “heartbroken and inconsolable.”
Many pro-abortion advocates cite the Turnaway Study, which has been thoroughly debunked, as “proof” that women don’t regret having abortions. Yet there were serious fundamental issues with the study: it had a small sample size, with only 27% of women agreeing to participate out of the thousands who were asked. In the study’s final year, participation dropped even further, to 17%. Additionally, the women were recruited specifically by the abortion industry itself — and still, less than 60% of them responded to the survey five years later.
Despite all of that, the abortion industry continues to point to the study as evidence that what really harms women isn’t abortion, but being unable to kill one’s preborn child.
Snowdon has since learned that she went into early menopause, and will not be able to conceive a child biologically — though she is trying to remain optimistic. “We’ve got loads of kids in our lives (five nieces and nephews between them),” she said of her partner. “So we decided to enjoy them and most of all enjoy each other and have adventures, see the world and feel blessed we found each other again.”