Postabortion woman “A black cloud hung over me”

Postabortion woman Athlynn Reeves shares her story. She got pregnant when she was in college.

“The month between pregnancy and abortion was a time of extreme crisis. My goals! My dreams! No money! I sought counsel from a nursing student, who said, “It’s just a blob of tissue.” I sought counsel from clergy at my church, and she said, “Whatever you decide, God will understand.” Society, a family member, and all but one friend said abortion was the way. One friend said, “If you choose abortion, God won’t like it.” I hung up on her. My heart was like stone…

That day in January turned my life to death. The day I killed my child, I died, too… A black cloud hung over me. I never knew abortion would do that.”

Wendy Williams, Ann Caldwell Empty Arms: More Than 60 Life-Giving Stories of Hope from the Devastation of Abortion (Chattanooga, Tennessee: Living Ink Books, 2005) 166

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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