- Posted February 15, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Have you had an abortion?
My Forced Abortion
On the day of the abortion, I was taken to a clinic called the Ladies Center in Miami, FL, which is now closed. The “so-called” counseling I received was a joke. The abortion clinic staff was no help to me. I felt like a number in that clinic and I felt they were only out to make money from killing my baby. As I sat in that clinic, I dreaded the moment that they would call my name. I did not want to be there. I wanted to run from that place. The abortion clinic staff did not ask me if I was being pressured or coerced to abort. They did not give me any information on abortion alternatives, which I think was wrong. No one at the clinic talked to me about adoption. No information on pregnancy centers or maternity homes was given to me, which would have helped me to escape my mother’s abuse. I wanted to tell the abortion clinic staff that my mother was forcing me to abort, but I was afraid of what would happen to me when we got home. The abortion itself was painful, both physically and emotionally. I cried all the way through it.
After the abortion, my life was devastated. My grades in college dropped the 1st semester. I cried every night for my baby for two and a half years. Abortion devastated my life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It was not until I became a Christian (at the age of 20) and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, that things began to change for me. Christ came into my heart and life and saved and healed me. He put godly people in my life to counsel and help me through the pain of my abortion. Because of abortion, I only have one child. The abortion scarred my uterus and caused me to develop fibroid tumors on my uterus. As a result of the tumors, my pregnancy with my son was very difficult and he was born a month early. The abortion also destroyed the relationship between my mother and I. We no longer speak to each other. The abortion is a wall between us. The pro-abortion feminists say that abortion “liberates and empowers” women. Well, my abortion did not liberate or empower me. Abortion “enslaved” me and “empowered” my mother to abuse me. I will always regret the day that I walked into the Ladies Center abortion clinic. Unfortunately, back then, I did not know my rights. I did not know that I had the “right” to have my baby. Roe v. Wade has created a culture of abortion coercion in America. I am going to work for the rest of my life to ensure that girls/women know that they have the “right” to have their babies and that no one, not even a parent, has the right to force them to have an abortion against their will. I have always REGRETTED my abortion and I always will.