At the age of 18, I got pregnant with my now fiance. During this time in our life we were very unstable not only in our relationship but also financially. We were also nervous as to what our parents would think. For these reasons we decided to abort. We were a month out from going on a cruise, and had several life plans that having a baby would interrupt. Or so we thought. 2 years went by and i had rarely thought about my abortion. Until one night, it hit me like a rock. That i had taken my own baby from myself. I had taken a life. I had taken our parents grandchild. Many thoughts came rushing through me about what i had done. Abortion is my biggest regret of my life. Almost daily I think about how my life should be different. I did not realize it when i was pregnant, but there was a purpose of me getting pregnant. There is a purpose behind every pregnancy. I feel women do not realize the level of regret they will live with after aborting. It may not wash over them until years later, but at some point it will. Thankfully I am part of an amazing church whom offered a small group class called surrendering the secret. It was very hard for me to step out and admit of my doings. Through this class I not only had support from other women but i was forgiven by our savior, Jesus Christ. Whom has allowed me to slowly forgive myself for aborting. I miss my baby daily and wonder what it would be like to have my baby here. I do not encourage anyone to go through with abortion as it is a lifelong regret and something that is very hard to live with. I pray for every woman who has faced this and anyone whom will and pray they decide life. As life is the only way. What if my mother aborted me… I wouldn’t be here to tell my story… Babies are humans who do not yet have a voice so why are we allowed to take their rights away from them?
I am a voice for the unborn and strongly believe in pro-life. I’m not sure if i had not have an abortion that i would feel this way but hopefully through my story, i can save a life!
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