I realize life is so much more than a choice
I had turned 17 and had sex for the first time and got pregnant. My parents
brought me up in a very strict Christian home and I didn’t want to disgrace the
family by being pregnant out of wedlock. I drove myself there and drove myself
Were you given adequate information and counseling prior to the
No. At the time, all they did for me was to say, "Do you want to keep this
baby? You said it would shame your family – do you want that for them?" They
never gave me another option other than abortion. They basically made me
rationalize murdering my baby.
How would you describe your abortion(s)?
The most horrifying experience of my entire life.
No one knew until one year ("the anniversary") after it happened. But during
that year and during the day of the anniversary, I was slowly breaking. (my
heart, my spirit, my hope and my life were all shattered.)
I see psychiatrists, I’ve been institutionalized four times and now I’m on
Lithium and I see a psychologist instead. Yes, I feel the pain when I see a
pregnant woman or a child and her mother, but it is ok.
I used to take life for granted and now, I realize life is so much more than