A few months ago, I invited women to share their experiences about having an abortion. Some have talked with me personally while others have discussed openly the heartache and pain they endured.
By sharing their stories, these woman find healing and forgiveness. They also provide help to millions of others who are still hurting and suffering a lifetime of pain from their own abortion decision.
Here, in her own words, is Diane’s story:
I was unsure if I wanted to have an abortion or not. My EX husband decided for me that I would have one. I agreed to go to the PP clinic here to talk to a “counselor.” I was given the option of abortion or going home. I was uneasy, and it was obvious. I asked if there was any way this didn’t have to happen. I was told that my husband (at the time) apparently did not want this and therefore it would be in my best interest to go through with it.
When I went in for examination via ultrasound, the tech could not find the baby. She looked and looked but could not find anything. She called the doctor in, and the doctor said that it didn’t matter because my hcg level put me at 7 weeks so he knew it was in there and they would proceed.
They gave me a pill to “calm” me and then did the procedure. I asked if I could see the screen before the procedure and they refused. I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t just let me look. To this day I wonder if I was even really pregnant, or if they were lying to me and performed a fake procedure just to take my money. I don’t remember a lot about it, because it was almost ten years ago. I do know that there were a lot of girls in the recovery room with me sitting in recliners with heating pads on their abdomens. Most of them crying, some dazed. It was like a room full of drug addicts or something. Then I was given a bottle of pain pills and sent home. I asked to talk to someone after the fact and was told I would have to find my own counseling. They were only able to assist me prior to and the day of the procedure.
You can be an instrument of help, encouragement and healing to other women by sharing your story. You may even STOP a woman from making a decision to have an abortion, and spare her a LIFETIME of pain! You can share your story by simply sending in by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (605) 381-3998.
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