The pain some women feel after their abortions can last for years. Pro-life author JD Sharp told the following story:
Our neighbor was 83 years old, and had been a widow for about 10 years. She would come over and visit my wife, who was a stay-at-home mom, two or three times a week. She enjoyed watching our two children and interacting with them…
Looking back, I remember a particular story our neighbor shared with my wife. Our neighbor wept inconsolably while telling my wife of her abortion. Long before the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe vs. Wade, she had had an [illegal] abortion during the Great Depression. She had 2 other children at the time, but just didn’t feel that they could afford to feed another child when times were so hard. At 83 years of age this woman was still torn inside over the baby she never raised.
Many women suffer grief and guilt after abortion , even many years later. If you are struggling to deal with a past abortion, this directory will help you find a place to go for healing.
Source: JD Sharp Abortion: The True Cost to America (Amazon Kindle, 2013)