I Choose Life

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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  1. Beautiful! I don’t understand the “logic” the pro-choice movement uses! It is a selfish act to abort and a self-less act to carry a child in your womb – an honor actually! I pray for those who have been misguided by the lies the world has fed them!

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