In that moment I prayed. “God, please forgive me.” Then I hoped I would just forget. That’s how the world makes it seem. It’s the best thing to do for yourself in a tough situation. You will be fine. Now they even call it “Health Care.” I assure you, there is nothing healthy or caring about it.
I had an abortion because I was suffering from a drug addiction and an abusive marriage and with the suggestion of his parents and himself I had the abortion. He drove me to Planned Parenthood in Fresno California. There were no Sonograms, consultation--nothing.
My appointment with a very well-recognized abortionist. I waited a very long time to see him. Women were going in and out like it was a busy beauty salon. The clinic was very elegant inside. However, when I got into the room, it was cold, windowless, small, and had a peculiar smell, a monitor, and a hospital bed.
I don’t care how strong you are, if you had an abortion, it eats you up alive. You are a murderer and until you are forgiven, you do not have peace. I have learned since I was forgiven that the testimony of God in our lives is so powerful.
I attended a Racheal's Vineyard Retreat where I was able to connect with my daughter and know that she has forgiven me. My journey to healing is nowhere near over. Every day is a new battle with different triggers and heartaches.
Jesus stepped in. A woman in my church was involved in an abortion healing program and encouraged me to take the class. With a lot of praying and repenting I was finally able to come to terms with what I had done and find forgiveness for myself and for the father.
During my first pregnancy, I went to the medical clinic on base. I found out that I was pregnant from a pregnancy test. Afterward, the OB doctor handed me a list of abortion doctors to contact for an abortion, and I was not given another choice from the military OB doctor.
What I have learned in all of this is that, no matter your "beliefs" when tested, we are human. Some of us are stronger than others and some of us are not. Abortion is not the road to go in any scenario, no matter how ugly. There are always post birth options! God can take the most harrowing of situations and make them beautiful. You need to have faith.
The abortion itself didn’t hurt me physically, but emotionally it was the greatest pain I’ve ever felt … I regretted my decision the second I took the first pill but it was too late.
Today, my daughter has gained the courage to speak the truth about her late -term abortion. And I am proud to stand by her side because women deserve better. That is why I am silent. No more. Cecilia's testimony from the 2022 Walk for Life in San Francisco, CA.
God used a Deeper Still Retreat to bring me into the understanding that I can be forgiven, and that Jesus paid the debt for what I did. I no longer had to punish myself, Jesus took my punishment. Abortion hurts women, it is not a quick fix and that is why I am SILENT NO MORE. Brigette's testimony from the 2022 Walk for Life in San Francisco, CA.
It is unbearable. I stopped countless generations from ever existing, but I stand before you today through the grace of God, because he has healed me. And that is why I am silent. No more. Irene's testimony from the 2022 Walk for Life in San Francisco, CA.