By Carole Novielli
A woman who said she was pressured into an abortion by her boyfriend, has uploaded a message of abortion regret, accusing Planned Parenthood of sucking out her child with a vacuum, calling it medical waste.
The idea of regret from abortion is often denied by those who profit from taking the lives of preborn children in the womb.
In the video, the woman who identifies herself as Kimberly begins by saying she was told as a teen she would be unable to get pregnant. Kimberly says that despite what she was told, she found herself pregnant anyway. She then recounted her boyfriend’s reaction when she told him:
“He told me he was going to push me down the stairs, that he hated me. Well, he would hate me if I kept the baby.”
Feeling emotionally and financially incapable to care for a child, Kimberly said she made her way to a Planned Parenthood for the abortion. The 20-year-old, who said she never believed “abortion is for me,” noted that she felt pressured into the procedure. Despite the pressure and threats from her boyfriend, Planned Parenthood was more than eager to take her money.
At 8 weeks, Kimberly received her state-required ultrasound and then waited the required 24 hours to receive the abortion. She recounted how the staff at Planned Parenthood repeatedly entered her room until she finally relented and had the abortion.
“When I got there I was still unsure about it, but I decided to go through with it,” she states in the video. “They had to come back like three times and ask me before I did it. I did it, and the whole experience was very traumatic. I remember laying there, and they injected me with the drugs. It happened so fast I couldn’t really change my mind about it. I felt like it was the best thing to do for me. But, I feel differently now. I honestly feel like it was the worst mistake I ever made in my life.”
Listening to Kimberly, you get a sense that this abortion has so impacted her that she will live with regret for the rest of her life.
“It was honestly very traumatic for me. I think it is the worst mistake I’ve ever made in my life. And, I know I am going to think about this every day and I wish more than anything I wouldn’t have done it. I feel like when I have kids in the future I’m still going to think about this.
I know that I thought before it was always a woman’s choice, But, after I went through the experience and I experienced the guilt that I feel now, I think it’s completely wrong. I would never suggest to a woman to do it – EVER!”
At this point in the video, Kimberly turns her attention to exactly what Planned Parenthood did.
“I had life inside of me and they sucked it out with a vacuum – and it was medical waste. It was the worst mistake I ever made in my life…I’m not even sure how I going to live with the guilt that I did for the rest of my life…
“I wish more than anything that I wouldn’t have gotten an abortion…I wish I wouldn’t have let other people influence me to do it. I don’t think any woman should do it, I think it’s completely wrong..”
Kimberly tells her over 300,000 viewers that a preborn child has a heartbeat at 5 weeks. [In fact, the heart starts beating at 21-22 days after fertilization occurs.] Below is a video from the Endowment for Human Development, showing a baby’s heart beating at just 4 1/2 weeks.
Kimberly says to all women:
“If you’re thinking about doing it [abortion] please, please consider adoption…there is always a way.”
Editor’s Note: If you are being pressured into an abortion by anyone, please see this article that can point you to the resources and help you may need. If you want to consider adoption or parenting, contact Option Line (1-800-712-4357), Pregnancy Line, Pregnancy Decision Line, or Stand Up Girl. Phone, text, email, and online chat options are all available, and you can also be put in touch with a local pregnancy resource center that offers practical help and free ultrasounds. International hotlines are available at www.standupgirl.com
This appeared at liveactionnews.org and is reprinted with permission.