Hello, my name is Anna from
Twenty two years ago I was a
single mom raising a son diagnosed with special needs. I was in a relationship and became
pregnant. My dad had just been diagnosed
with cancer and given two months to live.
I was scared that if I was to tell him that I was pregnant, it would
make matters worse. I felt I had no
choice but to have an abortion. I
remember thinking, “I wish someone would take me in during my pregnancy and
help me.” I thought the abortion clinic
would give me other options because of course, "They are for women’s health”,
After entering the clinic, I
soon found out there were no other options.
I was herded into a waiting room with other women. I was not allowed to have a friend or family
member with me. I was not allowed to
view my ultrasound. I was not encouraged
to ask questions. My procedure was
completed and I was given a prescription and I was rushed out the door as
quickly as I entered. After the
abortion, I felt relief and focused on helping my parents and my son.
The next year I met and
married my husband. Later that year I
learned I was pregnant again. Upon
receiving this news from the doctor, I broke down in tears. My doctor asked if I knew what PTSD was. I would soon realize that my life was just
beginning to spin out of control. I
began to suffer from anxiety attacks, depression, anger outbursts, and
relationship issues. I had no idea this
was all due to my past abortion.
I learned about a recovery
program called “Surrendering the Secret”.
There I found healing and God’s forgiveness. I will always speak for those that have no
voice, and that is why I am Silent No More!