We were young and I lived in a brutal home. Stepfather’s can be beyond evil. I was on a lot of medicine to handle the trauma of home life. I didn’t dare tell my “parents” I was pregnant. The child was likely going to have some issues because of the medication but I was jot in a position to go to a doctor to find out; there were no privacy laws to protect a 15 year old. We went to PP and I was told that the baby “would feel nothing; it was “not yet capable of feeling” – but I was beyond 4 months. My boyfriend suggested the abortion – I didn’t even know such a thing existed. I went forward with it – a vacuum procedure and it was painful, horrifying and all I wanted was to die. Later I found out the baby does feel being torn limb from limb. I haven’t nor will I ever get over this! My then-boyfriend is also still struggling with the after effects. God help you if you ever meet a person that thinks that what my baby and I went through os “OK” – that person IS shear evil.
Dear 50+ Years,
Please look up Rachel’s Vineyard in your area, through the Roman Catholic Church. They are a non judgemental ministry for post-abortive women and men. See the Book of Isaiah, Chapter, verse 18, for healing. Christ shed His own blood for our sins. There is no sin too great that God cannot forgive. A priest can help you find true Reconciliation with our Lord. May God bless you and your former boyfriend .