I was unwed, scared and had no support
I was unwed, scared and had no support. My doctor, my
boyfriends (I had two abortions and different boyfriends for each one), my
friends and Planned Parenthood (were involved).
The first (abortion) was painless because I was "put under," however I bled
for about 3 months afterwards, not heavily but constantly and I never had normal
periods after that. The second one was horrible, the pain was like that of
giving birth and I had an infection after that one.
It affected my relations with my first husband because he was one of the
fathers; we divorced. It affected the marriage to my second husband because he
too was a father. It has even affected my relationship with my Mom. I have a
little boy of 5 and it has caused me to treat him differently. I lived in fear
when he was first born that he would be taken from me by God. I'm also having
trouble bonding with him.
I got right with God first off. Then I started talking about it first to
friends. Then to groups, churches on TV and articles. I help fight against
abortion by being a member of Right To Life, Open Arms.
I don't know that I would have near the conviction to fight against
(abortion) if I had not experienced it. Also, I believe the abortions have
caused me to be infertile and to have problems carrying to term. I also blame my
cancer on my abortions. I've just had too many problems physically to not
question the link between the abortions and my problems.