My Life After Heidi

The Story of Carol Everett

In 1973, shortly after the passage of Roe v. Wade and under pressure from her husband, Carol Everett had an abortion. It would turn out to be a life-changing event for her, with ripple effects she could never have imagined.

Everett became so deeply depressed that, for a period of time, she saw a psychiatrist daily. When she felt ready to try and get her life together, she decided to change everything about it, hoping that would help. She left her husband and got a job in a new profession—the medical supply business. That led to a job in the abortion industry, with Everett eventually owning or co-owning a chain of four abortion clinics in Texas from 1977 to 1983. There, as she...


is the author of the newly-released book, Don’t Let the Culture Raise Your Kids, published by Our Sunday Visitor.  She has been covering family issues for twenty-five years, as a producer for CBS News, a contributor to National Catholic Register, and a Senior Editor for Salvo magazine.  She has written for, First Things, WORLD magazine, and Touchstone.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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