I was shocked—no, devastated—when I discovered I was pregnant. It was unplanned and unwanted. I didn’t know what to do, and I didn’t want anyone else to know. Soon, I found myself in the middle of an intense struggle.I was not married, and I couldn’t bear the thought of what other people would think and say if they discovered I was pregnant…again. Even if I did have the baby, I didn’t know how I would be able to afford all the costs.
And adoption? Well, due to my own abusive childhood, that was out of the question. I didn’t want to take the chance that a stranger might mistreat my baby. Abortion seemed to be my only option.Ultimately, I made my choice. And then, I tried to hide the pain.Perhaps you have found yourself in a similar situation. You or someone you know has chosen to have an abortion, and now you’re hiding and suffering with the shame as well.
I want to encourage you to push past all the hatred and chaos surrounding the debate…and read the rest of my story. Yes, you’ll wind through darkness, depression, and death- but I promise, you’ll end up with happiness and healing, and find a life worth living past the shame.