As a young woman I believed that abortion was wrong, but that it was not my place to tell anyone else what to do.
In 1986 I got pregnant for the first time. I was so excited and loved that baby from the moment I first learned of his existence. My perspective on pregnancy and motherhood was forever altered. I lost that pregnancy and that child at 7 weeks gestation. I was devastated. Well meaning friends and relatives said things like, “You’re young. You can have another one.”
My thoughts were, “What if I can’t have a baby? What if I can’t get pregnant again?”
When I had had my first gyn check up, my doctor told me that I would have difficulty getting pregnant because my uterus tips backward. What if he was right? What if….
It was at that point that I realized just how selfish an act abortion is. It is the murder of an unborn child whose rights are not ever taken into consideration, a child who could have loving adoptive parents if only her mother would carry her to term rather than kill her, a child who could be the one to find a cure for cancer.
In that moment of my loss, I saw clearly for the first time that we must protect the unborn. It was in that moment that I realized that I choose life.
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