I had my abortion because I did not want my boyfriend to marry me because he
had wanted . . . to marry me because he loved me. Also, I did not want to
jeopardize my career. I simply did not want a child at the time. My boyfriend
and I were the only ones involved.
A lot of counseling about the procedure first. I believe it was the suction
method. It was over in about seven minutes. It was painful, but not terrible
pain. No counseling at all to keep the baby or on fetal development before.
It affected me TERRIBLY! For 8 Years I suffered post abortion
syndrome and was suicidal, depressed, guilt ridden, mentally unstable; I also
had continuous crying spells!! Very low self esteem, bad dreams and flashbacks
Counseled with another woman who had an abortion from WEBA, (Women Exploited
By Abortion). Attended a few "after abortion" support group sessions. Educated
myself on Post Abortion Syndrome symptoms. Also became involved in pro life
activities. Yes, it has helped me tremendously. Also, became a Christian.
The abortion devastated me!! There is so much remorse and regret in my
life for the abortion. For all those years I have hated myself to the point
where I came very, very close to suicide. Finally, I decided to speak out and
try to stop this terrible, terrible thing that is killing babies and destroying