Woman prayed before her abortion, now “getting on with my life”

By Sarah Terzo

From a woman who aborted her four-month-old child:

“I really believe in God… I feel like I was compromising my religion a little bit, because I know that sacrificing a life or a baby, and I believe that I was carrying one, is sort of a Satanic way of demeaning God, not being true and not really believing in God. Those things all entered my mind, and I just had to shut them out of my mind and just pray hard, hard, and just talk to God, and say that I want you to take my baby, keep it until I can take care of it. Just really pray hard. That I was doing the right thing and try not to let darkness or evil enter into it. But I just pray continually. I think it’s okay, though, because everything is okay with me now, and I feel happy and I’m strong and I feel great. And I’m getting on with my life and I’m doing exactly what I want to do.”

Sumi Hoshiko, Our Choices: Women’s Personal Decisions about Abortion (New York: Harrington Park Press, 1993). P. 145.

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