Silent No More, an organization that compiles the testimonies of women who regret their abortions, released a document containing the stories of women who went to Planned Parenthood for abortions or abortion referrals and came to regret it. The women who tell their stories in the document support taking funding away from Planned Parenthood.
Kathy, from New York, says the following:
I am trapped in silence because of my past abortions. I am trapped in shame because of my past abortions. Planned Parenthood told me to lie about my income so I could receive free or reduced services. Planned Parenthood told me the lie that the abortion would be quick and that the “blob of tissue” would be easy to get rid of. Abortion is not easy or quick. Abortion is forever.
That “blob of tissue” was a baby that was prevented from being born because of Planned Parenthood. That “blob of tissue” is how every baby starts out. It is not a blob of tissue, it is a baby. I learned that from a medical doctor. My doctor who told me, “Congratulations, you’re having a baby!”
Planned Parenthood helped me kill my babies but never told me I would suffer every day after the abortions. It has been 26 years and my mind will never forget the shame, the pain and suffering, and the crime of killing my babies. It doesn’t matter if abortion is legal because the shame women feel is as if it were illegal.
Planned Parenthood does not help anyone plan to be a parent. Planned Parenthood shows young girls and young women how to kill their own children, and in doing so we are killing a piece of ourselves. Abortion hurts mothers, fathers, and babies. Planned Parenthood does not ever care about the fathers of the babies they want to kill. Planned Parenthood takes your money or the government’s money and then they forget you.
But we can never forget Planned Parenthood. We must live with our shame and pain every day.
Kathy and women like her have had bad experiences with Planned Parenthood and testify that the organization doesn’t really help women.