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Abortion Story: Elkhart, IN

Submitted to Abort73 by a 19-year-old woman on January 22, 2012.

In October of last year, I found out that I had become pregnant with my first child. The father and I were/are in a relationship and discussed heavily the options I had as the mother. Naturally every option crosses your mind at least once. Before I became pregnant and put in that situation I never would have thought I would consider an abortion. A couple weeks passed since I got a positive result, and I was still convinced adoption was the route I would go. Then my boyfriend said there's no way you can see your baby come out and immediately hand it over to just anyone. I thought about what he said and he was right, so we called the local Planned Parenthood to schedule my surgical procedure. On 11-11-11, I was no longer a mother and after I realized what I just did... KILLED A LIVING PERSON, I had a hard time believing God could ever forgive me for what I had just done. Not one day passes that I don't think about what I did for selfish reasons. My boyfriend and I deeply regret it, but have found refuge in God's forgiveness. He shows me his sorrow for what I have done by never letting me forget how wrong what I did was. We have decided to get matching tattoos to "brand us" so that we are able to educate people about how emotional and traumatic this has been for us, and hopefully shed some light on a very dark issue.

Age: 19
Location: Elkhart, IN
Date: January 22, 2012

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