Submitted to Abort73 by a 35-year-old woman on July 11, 2005.
When I was 18 and 19 I had abortions. Two abortions. I grew up in a home where I knew it was wrong. I was so consumed with covering up my sins that I had abortions. I have often prayed to the Lord for forgiveness. I know he has forgiven me, however you never forgive yourself. It is impossible to look into my 9 year old's eyes and realize that I should have two more that look just like her. I don't have flash backs of the procedure, that was all so quick and made to seem normal and zippity doo dah. My sorrow now at 35 is much more complicated than it was at 18. I am pro life now because I do not want young girls thinking it is ok to just dispose of an unborn child. It is sad to know that we allow our young people to have abortions without parental consent. Even then it is wrong but 18 year olds certainly are not equipped to make a decision for their 35 year old self.
Date: July 11, 2005