I didn't want to abort but everyone was against me
In 1967 I was unmarried -- there was no legal abortion at that time and my
chiropractor sent me right away when he found out I was pregnant, to a M.D.
friend of his for a series of hormone shots to try and abort the baby.
I didn't want to abort but everyone was against me, thought I was crazy and
my initial great joy and sense of being specially blessed was quickly replaced
by sadness and I went for the shots even though I cried hysterically through it.
That upset the doctor who said I didn't have to have the shots, but I made
myself go through with it. He seemed surprised and disturbed. Then I went home
and sobbed out my heart to God and prayed the shots would not work -- they
I have talked to my daughter about my experience and how glad I was and am
that she is here -- and I'm involved in pro-life activities.
Fortunately since the child lived it is not a tragedy -- though physically I
have concerns for my daughters' condition as a result of the shots, time will
tell if her reproductive system was affected. She has a severe learning
disability and I can't help but feel it may be related to the shots. So and I
have deep regrets I didn't act more independently at the time.