One Dead, One Wounded
An Open Letter to Women Considering Abortion
When a pregnant woman in our country chooses abortion, the fate of her unborn child is clear. She will enter the Clinic "with child" — she will leave alone. But what happens to the woman after the abortion? What does she experience in the months and years that follow? Does an abortion really have the same effect on a woman’s emotional state as any other small out-patient operation, as some people claim, or is it much more complicated than all that? Is "terminating a pregnancy" truly in harmony with what the liberated woman is meant to be, or is it a slap in the face to Something which makes her uniquely "woman"?
If you are considering abortion or know someone who is, we challenge you to read the following open letter. It is a true account, written anonymously by a woman who has had an abortion; not an account of the operation itself, but of life after. It is a letter for a woman by a woman. If you are concerned about making the right decision in this important time, if you want to know how that decision might affect you for the rest of your life, please read this.
In the truest sense of the phrase, it may be a matter of life and death...