Editor’s note. National Right to Life receives a lot of feedback, particularly to stories and memes and inspirational quotes that have appeared on NRLC’s Facebook account and NRLC’s Twitter account. That’s not surprising, given that each abortion touches so many people and hundreds of thousands of people come to these sites.
The following is a message that NRLC received one Sunday morning. Her story is so powerful I am sharing it once again with our readers:
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.