By Sarah Terzo
From a young woman who was pressured by her parents to have an abortion:
“ok yeah i also dont believe in abortions but seein i was so young i didn’t have a say in it, my parents set it all up and i just went along with it, i was so young i only had just turned 17 but gee calling me a murderer before a baby has a heart beat is kinda stupid seeing the baby couldn’t be killed because the baby neither had a heart or brain, i can’t believe how childish people can be, its not them that had to go through the abortion it was hard for me because in those 7 weeks i got attached to it and i had to give it up something that i have wanted, i wanted to have the baby i would have loved it, but i was young, James was young and we couldn’t handle having a baby.”
From “but seein i was so young i didn’t have a say in it” JivinJehoshaphat , February 16, 2006.
At 7 weeks, her baby had a heartbeat, and a brain that was giving off brain waves. (New research shows that the heart may start beating as early as 16 days after conception).
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.