[I came to have an abortion] through an unwanted pregnancy at the age of
17/18. The individuals involved were myself and a good girl friend who drove me
there and back.
A quick procedure with no emotions involved; very cold. I received about a
five minute counseling session where she asked me if I had any questions. I
responded with the question whether I'd bear children or not. She replied Yes. I
was then led to a group of chairs where we sat till led to table for the suction
curettage method, then led to a room where we laid till felt good enough to
leave. A week or two later had a follow-up exam and was prescribed with the
Affects on me: the dates have always become a part of my life (conception and
projected birth dates). I believe from the abortion and through premarital
sexual relationships (after the procedure I was given a quick exam and in that
they prescribed and educated me on the use of the pill) I am sterile. I was told
by the counselor I would have no problem getting pregnant - I believed them and
their direction back then and cannot bear children unless God does a miracle. My
fallopian tubes were badly scarred and damaged. I'm thankful my husband is
understand[ing], supportive. We are going through adoption.
I'm a Christian and I write this to give insight on my response. My abortion
was something I tried to forget but couldn't. I felt career success and material
gains, which I directed my attentions on, were the answer. I was working four
jobs at the time, involved in partying/drugs; like a chicken with my head cut
off. At this time I kept getting in car accidents and after being hit head-on,
through God's grace, coming out ALIVE, reevaluated my life at 21/22. I centered
on who God IS through the Bible and studying it. Forgiveness became prevalent
and after confessing and giving promises about forgiveness, a healing took place
and yes it's been the answer!!!
Through this, what I believe, bad choice, I believe it's taught me some valid
lessons on why we have MORALS and the SAFETY they provide to an individual who
lives by them and the benefits they can REAP as a result. This experience has
motivated me to be a spokesperson for LIFE at conception. I was working with a
chastity, abstinence educational group called T.L.C. but now through personal
relations as well have shared the concept of LIFE. I've seen my pro-choice man
and husband become avid pro-lifer. Romans 8:28 has truly been seen as a result!