…my girlfriend was crying. She said, “I was wrong. I felt them when they died. They pulled my heart out with our babies.” I cried. She cried. She said, “Oh God, what have I done? I feel horrible, empty… I feel barren… Like a dead flower.” I cried. She cried. I stayed with her for a few minutes but needed some air. I went down and moved my illegally parked car. I parked away from the protesters in the parking lot. Then went back up. When they finally let her leave… We cried. We walked past the protesters. She could barely stand. She cried the whole way home. “Why didn’t I listen? What was I thinking?” And on and on and on… The emotional pain was unbearable. She spent time in and out of mental hospitals. She started taking anti-anxiety and antidepressant medicine. It ruined her life. When your rights… Ruin your life… There is something wrong with the law.
— Anonymous, From “Share Your Abortion Testimony”