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I made an appointment at the clinic. While on the table I had an anxiety attack and cried. It was too late...

Abortion Story: Cleveland, OH

Submitted to Abort73 by a 63-year-old woman on January 21, 2021


I was 18 and my experience was a long time ago, but it still affects me. As a teen, I was in love and thought my boyfriend loved me. I was scared. The father of the baby gave his sister the money to give to me in an envelop, which broke my heart. He was not ready to be a parent at 18 years old. I was devastated and scared. The only thing I wanted was my life back—a normal teen life. My parents were older and did not know what to say. A friend of my mother asked me what I wanted and all I could think about was wanting my life to be normal again. I made an appointment at the clinic. While on the table I had an anxiety attack and cried. It was too late. The procedure was done and it broke my heart. I did not date or even go out for a year.

In my 20's, I had many female issues. In my 30's, I was engaged to a man when I got pregnant. He was an executive type who wanted to travel. He already had three children and said he did not want another. I knew in my heart and soul, no matter what, I was going to have this child. I became a mother to a beautiful, smart, compassionate girl who is now 27 years old. It was tough being a single mom, but it changed my life and was the best thing I have ever done. The love and bond you have is far beyond anything you can imagine. I raised my daughter by myself, financially and emotionally. NO FATHER at all. Yes, it was tough but worth every minute. We are very close. I would die for the safety of my child. There are no words to explain the love you will feel for your own child. I am proud of the woman she has become and the relationship we now have. Everyone that knows us knows how strong our relationship is. 

If you are in the same position, scared and feeling alone—you’re not. Love makes you strong. Trust me. Think of a lion and a cub. I wish the same love for you. God gave you a gift of life—a life that will love you for the rest of your life, unconditionally. Having your baby is the best decision you will ever make in your entire life because, yes, it does change your life for the best! The strength and bond between a mother and a child no one can break. I pray you make the right decision, the one with love.

Age: 63
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: January 21, 2021

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