When she told her sister about the abortion, her sister told her she would regret it. McFee replied, “No, no, I won’t!” She says, “I had a steely determination to never regret the decision I had made over ending my baby’s life.”
And yet she would regret it.
Many years later, when she was married with living children, she heard a sermon in church about grief. The speaker described how sometimes people repress grief when a loved one dies. As McFee prayed silently, the full impact of her own repressed grief over the abortion hit her.