It was a real "back alley" experience
I had the abortion when I was 19 (69 now) because I had a one year old
daughter, was just divorced and struggling to support her and myself.
I was given no information. It was a real "back alley" experience. In 1993 I
saw a counselor at Pregnancy Lifeline but I doubt there was any help back when I
had the abortion.
The abortion was terrible and it haunted me until I just recently went to a
post-abortion Bible study and got rid of the guilt.
The abortion left me with a deep sense of guilt and sadness. I have dreams
about what happened.
To deal with the abortion, a counselor led me and several others (I was the
only old lady) into forgiveness with Christ. I was totally relieved.
I have 2 children now and I think the abortion left me with deep
psychological scars and I "over-mother" my children.