I had an abortion at five months along
How did you come to have the abortion(s) and who was involved?
I was 18 years old and scared to death about the responsibility. Four people
knew about the pregnancy. None of my family knew. I was afraid of the
disappointment and the physical abuse of my father. The father of the child was
involved and so were two friends.
Were you given adequate information and counseling prior to the
I don’t believe so and no counseling was given at all because I went out of
How would you describe your abortion(s)?
Unforgettable, negative experience. I had an abortion at five months along
and the baby came out at eight inches long. The head was cut off from the body
during the abortion. I went through the full child birth experience. It was
devastating. The father of the baby was not there.
Please describe what you have done to deal with your abortion(s), and
whether it helped.
I sought forgiveness from the priest. I sought professional counseling that
helped somewhat but the bottom line is I do not forgive myself and regretted the
decision ever since.
The abortion has changed me because I feel that I am not worthy of happiness.
I had female problems young and wanted 2-3 children. I have one child -- God
Bless -- but I blame my abortion for God not wanting me to have another. I just
want to forget about it but I can't.