Editor’s note. This is a message that NRLC received Sunday morning. Her story needs to be shared:
This is not easy, but due to recent bills being passed to end third trimester pregnancies, I feel compelled to share my story. My name is Raynee. My hope in sharing this is that it may help someone, some girl who needs help like I did, but didn’t get it in time. I am sickened by the abortion issue in general, but when I hear that they are trying to allow abortions until the end of pregnancy, it boils my blood!
Not because I don’t “understand” the issue and am ignorant to it, but because when I was MUCH younger, I made a terrible choice to abort my baby. The doctors said she was dying in my womb and abortion was the only answer. Yet to this day, I suffer because of my decision.
My message to all women who feel they are doing the “right thing” is think again before you go through with this horrible “procedure”! I held my baby and she WAS a baby … hair, nails, beautiful eyes, I saw them all. I held her in my arms. If I had it to do over again, I would never have chosen abortion. Make no mistake, this final choice ends with a lifetime of great loss and horrible guilt.
I was 7 months pregnant at the time of my abortion. I went through 18 hours of labor. I become angry when I hear doctors saying that abortion is “no big thing”…not even in the third trimester. I am living proof that it is everything in the end.
In Memory of Lea