Aborted Women: In Their Own Words

Something has been missing

by C. V.
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I was 18, just out of high school and still living at home with my parents. They were very strong believers that you shouldn't have sex until you were married. The father was 21 and still living with his family and it seemed like the right thing to do at the time. I was scared and alone, my parents would have never undestood, and my friends insisted that it really wasn't a baby yet.

At 12 weeks I had a suction abortion. The doctor was all business and very insensitive, but in his line of work who could blame him? It has been 10 years since then and although my life has been great, there has always been a feeling as though something has been missing. I am married now with three beautiful children. I still believe that abortion was wrong, and not a day goes by when I don't think of what that baby would have looked like, sounded like, or what it would have felt like to hold it in my arms.

For me abortion changed my life. I will never forget that experience, and the guilt I feel will never subside.

Please share my story if you think it might help someone else.

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Posted 12 Sep 2000.

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