Abortion Story: Alabama
Submitted to Abort73 by a 52-year-old woman on June 21, 2023.
I had an abortion 34 years ago. I did struggle with it from time to time, but it seemed after the years had passed that it didn’t really bother me anymore. What the mind forgets, the heart holds onto. Little did I know there would come a time when it would hit me like a ton of bricks.
I was 18 at the time I had the abortion. Dumped by my abusive boyfriend, I moved out of my hometown to another state and in with family. They were really indifferent about the situation. Me, well, I had no idea what I would do. Scared, alone and confused.
I remember the day I was dropped off in the parking lot of the clinic. People with signs screaming at me calling me a “Murderer.” What a way to add insult to injury! I received paperwork—paid $500 in cash—and spoke with a woman who seemed so caring. She went over the "procedure" as she called it. Advising me they would insert a tube-like structure into my vagina. It would be slightly uncomfortable, and I would hear some suction noise. This would be due to the doctor removing THE TISSUE. Afterwards, I would recover for a while and then go home.
Before the “Procedure.“ I was given a gown to change into. I went and sat in a row of seats. I was given a pill to help me relax. One by one the seats were filled with girls, each one also given a pill. There was silence in this room, and it looked much like an assembly line. I could feel the angst. I could see the fear and also the tears in the faces of some of these girls. I tried to not let my emotions show, but on the inside I was frightened and sick to my stomach.
I have always avoided the topic of abortion until Roe v Wade was overturned. What I had done 34 years ago suddenly crushed me.
There was a godly sorrow that came upon me, and it was time I dealt with what I had buried deep inside. I have gone through the healing process, but I will always have to deal with the consequences. it still stings and brings tears to my eyes knowing the truth of what was inside of my womb. I destroyed a life.
There is a demonic agenda driving Planned Parenthood. I stand firmly against abortion and pray for the rights of the unborn and for all women who have had an abortion or who think that is their only option.
Date: June 21, 2023