If I Had Known Better

Florida,  United States
  I chose abortion because I felt like I was not ready to have a family.   My boyfriend at the time was willing to marry me, but I was in college.  I did go to confession straight from the abortion.  The priest told me to help other women for my penance.  I have tried over and over again to volunteer, but because I am not a professional counselor, I get turned down.  
I feel forgiven and I did attend a Rachel's Retreat. That was very good.   
I feel like I could have looked at giving my baby up for adoption if I had known better.

I just want to help other women now.
Priests for Life