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I have prayed for so many years, but I just can't get it out of my mind. I wish I had known what abortion was like...

Abortion Story: Beardstown, IL

Submitted to Abort73 by a 63-year-old woman on April 2, 2016.


I had two abortions when I was in my 20’s. Back in the seventies, they didn't give you the information that they now have on abortion—no pictures, no explanation of what's going to happen. In my circumstances, I felt like I didn't have a choice. I already had two children, and their fathers wanted nothing to do with them. When I divorced them, they divorced their children. Now I had a husband who told me he did not want the baby. I cried and begged him to please let me keep this baby, but he refused. I got to thinking about it, and I thought, “I have two children and their fathers want nothing to do with them. How can I bring another baby into this world, knowing that his father doesn't want him?” I will never forget lying on that table and listening to the baby being sucked right out of my body. It was the most painful thing I've ever experienced. I saw the jar that the baby comes into. It was right beside me on the table. How cruel! I have never been able to forgive myself for what I've done. I have prayed for so many years, but I just can't get it out of my mind. I wish I had known what abortion was like before I ever even thought about it. Please forgive me, Lord, but I have two children in heaven waiting for their momma.

Age: 63
Location: Beardstown, IL
Date: April 2, 2016

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