- Posted February 13, 2013 by
Moorestown, New Jersey
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Have you had an abortion?
My Abortion Story
May 20, 1993. Ill never forget that date as long as I live. I remember the black stretch pants I wore and being hungry and tired. I remember the doctor asking me what type of birth control I was using and then rolling his eyes when I said nothing. I remember crying out to my God for forgiveness for what I was about to do, and lastly to my unborn child.
I will never forget the sound of that suction machine as it not only took my unborn baby but took with it a part of myself.
You'll read that relief is an emotion most women feel right after an emotion. I guess I did feel a little that the whole mess was over. But it wasn't really. Weeks later I had terrible nightmares. Over the course of the next few months I started drinking more and getting angry at my boyfriend who would later become my husband.
It was years later that I discovered my abortion had done something to me that I could never take back.
I am now a counselor at a Pregnancy Center and have been for twelve years. I speak to girls who are in crisis pregnancies and I share my experience with the. Some go on to abort their babies, but some chose to give them life and are so thankful for the support that we provide.
I will continue to speak out because Abortion hurts everyone; Mothers, Fathers, the unborn and society in general.