I tried to numb my pain and loss with drugs and alcohol
I was 18 years old, scared, ashamed that I was pregnant. I had two, six
months apart. I didn’t tell too many people because I didn’t want anyone to
know. I was raised in a Christian home and this wouldn’t look good. I thought at
the time abortions were my only way out, my quick fix.
I was asked very few questions. I had no counseling or any education on what
I was about to do.
I was asleep both times and I do remember feeling very alone and cold. I had
the suction done. I was about 7-8 weeks along both times. Everyone in the clinic
treated it as no big deal. No compassion. My second one seemed to be more
painful physically. My first one I bled a lot more.
At first I was in denial that they ever happened. Especially the second one.
I realized I tried to numb my pain and loss with drugs and alcohol. At the age
of 22, I was getting married and told my future husband. He made me start to
realize that maybe there was something more to this than what I thought. He was
supportive and forgiving.
I moved and got involved with a local Crisis Pregnancy Center.
They offered a post-abortion counseling and education bible study. It was so
cleansing and the best thing I could’ve done for myself and others. It helped me
What satan has meant for evil, the Lord has turned into good. I
firmly believe that. I’ve learned so much and grown that I share it with
everyone I can. I feel my healing has made me a better person. I am able to help
women today because of my past mistake.