Birth Story: Sequim, WA
Submitted to Abort73 by a 52-year-old woman on May 20, 2015.
I've shared my story with Abort73 and am thankful for the opportunity to finally find some peace. I had changed my mind about my abortion but was put under anyway, and the doctor punctured my uterus. It has taken 30 years but after finally speaking with a therapist, I have come to terms with what I did and what was done to me by some horrific "healthcare professionals.”
I want to tell anyone who is reading this—who may be pregnant and scared—you are not alone. My daughter had a baby at 19. She never once complained; she never went on welfare. She worked two jobs and is now, almost seven years later, an assistant manager at a bank. She accepted her role in getting pregnant, acknowledged that she had a new life growing inside of her and refused to listen to the many, many people who encouraged her to terminate her pregnancy.
Yesterday, my now six-year-old granddaughter said something a little negative about her mom. I gently reminded her how hard her mommy works and that her mom is a wonderful example of what a woman can accomplish. I told her how much she has always been loved and wanted. Her response was, "I know, my mom could have vacuumed me out of her tummy.” When I asked her where she had heard that term, she said she and her mommy were in the car listening to a Christian station. A woman was sharing a story about it, and it made her mommy cry. Her mommy was so sad for the woman.
Had my daughter listened to the counselor at Planned Parenthood, who told her that a child was going to ruin her life, the world would have missed out on an incredible, wonderful, amazing person. I'm not talking about my granddaughter—even though she is the light of my life. I'm talking about my daughter. I don't think she would have become the confident, accomplished woman she is today had she not had her child. I'm not saying it was all 100% easy. Nothing in life is simple. Everything takes energy, time and sacrifice, but I can't think of anything that deserves your passion more than your child.
Location: Sequim, WA
Date: May 20, 2015