Post-abortion woman: You’re Pro-life, but Will You Help Me?

By Sarah Terzo

A letter a crisis pregnancy received from a young woman:

“My abortion is something I wish I had never done. I can remember looking at the doctor when it was done, and saw him putting my baby in a plastic bag and then, throwing it away in a garbage bag. Do you know how that feels?… Have you ever lost something you loved dearly? I did, and I’m not proud of it… If I had a place to go and people who cared about my baby and me, maybe my baby would be born and alive… You people are against abortion, but are you willing to help young girls and women who don’t have the money or a place to live?… Some of us women and girls are not killers. We’re human too. And I tell you, having an abortion is killing me slowly.”

Quoted in Paul B. Fowler, Abortion: Toward an Evangelical Consensus (Portland, Oregon: Multnomah Press, 1987) 167 – 168

The pro-life answer to this heartbroken woman’s question will ALWAYS be yes.  Give to crisis pregnancy centers as well as charities that help the poor. Many poor people are single mothers who are at risk for abortion if they get pregnant again. No one should abort because they have nowhere to go.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.