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    Posted February 13, 2013 by
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    Have you had an abortion?

    The baby may be gone, but you're still a MOM

    I am post abortive. The details are not important. The circumstances don't matter. No excuse makes it right or acceptable. If abortion was as socially acceptable as it is made to seem, we wouldn't hide the truth. And most of us do. 43% of women in their childbearing years have had an abortion. It's a secret sisterhood we fight fiercely to hide.

    When I went to the clinic, they told me I was pregnant and that I had "options". I chose abortion and when the abortionist was finished he said, "now you can go on with your life and forget this ever happened". ANY woman who has had an abortion will tell you that's not true. Even the ones that say they don't regret their decision. It changes you. Forever.

    Now I consider it my life mission to encourage women NOT to make the same choice I made and to help women who have, heal from their abortion decision.

    You can't undo life. There's no edit/undo button like on your computer. I was carrying life, a precious child. A child with purpose. A child that I have since named and grieved. Two in fact. And I look forward to meeting them one day. I miss them. Every. Day.
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