I still grieve and it’s been over 10 years
I was in college and my boyfriend left me and my mother wouldn’t help me. I
felt I didn’t have any other choice.
[The abortion] was very painful (I did not have anesthesia). The nurse held
my hand and the doctor said, "Oh, it doesn’t hurt that much" (male doctor). One
week later I bled through my clothes down my legs -- still, I didn’t seek help
because I was scared and embarrassed.
It was the most painful, most sad time in my life. I still grieve and it’s
been over 10 years. My mother still hasn’t forgiven me. My father died when I
was 14 and my abortion was as painful as that experience.
I started with ABBA. I hope someday I can help another young girl to save
I now have 3 beautiful boys. It makes me sad to think I could have had a
child that was 11 years old right now. I always have this urge to have another
child -- maybe to replace the one that’s gone.