Abortion Story: North Little Rock, AR
Submitted to Abort73 by a 49-year-old man on November 9, 2011.
Though my wife and I have now been married for over 25 years and have had five children together, there was a sixth. We met 26 years ago and though we'd both waited to have sex until marriage, we broke that rule and began sleeping together a few months into our relationship. She became pregnant and out of fear and selfishness, we headed to an abortion clinic when she was six weeks along. Bottom line, when I was supposed to be the protector and defender of the young woman who would later become my wife, I chose instead to insist on the abortion and sat like a coward in the waiting room while our child was sucked from the womb, in pieces. Though I have many excuses for doing what I did. in the end, that is all they are...excuses. This event would become a major negative undercurrent in our marriage for many years, about 15 to be exact. We finally came to a breaking point and through a very long period of intense Christian counseling, began to come to terms with the terrible choice we made.
Would life have been different had we kept the baby? For certain? How different? Who's to say. I can only wish there had been caring people on the sidewalk that day to show us that there was another option. I'm sure that seeing the truth up front and personal would've made me angry, but I'd like to believe that even my conscience, as compromised as it was, would have been pierced by the truth and the reality of what would happen only minutes later. I thank God for sidewalk counselors today.
Only a few weeks ago, my wife and I worked the Right to Life booth for a few hours at the State Fair. In the center of the table, were life size representations of 12, 14, 16 and 20 week old babies. They were made out of latex and were very realistic. I found myself, 26 years later, grieving at the very sight of these little figures. The nature of this particular type of sin, is to breed secrecy. I applaud the bravery of those of you who tell your stories now, as my wife and I join your ranks. If it weren't for the redemption and forgiveness of my Christian faith, I wouldn't know how to live.
Peace to all of you....
Location: North Little Rock, AR
Date: November 9, 2011