If you have never heard about anyone else feeling sad or angry after an abortion, you wouldn't expect to either, and then you might not acknowledge your feelings when they did appear. It would be easy to convince yourself that the distress you were experiencing was from fear of the medical procedure itself and not about your emotional response to it, or to earlier events in your life.
We are all so interesting and complex that each woman reading this page is going to have a unique abortion distress to understand and heal. These stories may not be exactly your experience, but may be similar enough to yours to help you begin to understand and appreciate your own feelings. Just click on the buttons below to go to each woman's story.