We never used the word “abortion”

We never used the word abortionThe grandmother of an aborted baby was quoted saying “We never used the word abortion” when discussing what to do about her daughter’s pregnancy:

“We didn’t talk about, “if not an abortion, what then?” We never used the word “abortion.” We never discussed options. But, again, we seemed to share the same delusion about Sheri’s pregnancy. She was just pregnant. Not once ever did we talk about or even acknowledge that she was having a baby.…

Not once, not ever, did I say to my daughter that we should wait a little while. I didn’t tell her we should think about this a little more. I didn’t say to her that there might be other options. I was so overwhelmed myself that my oldest, most sensible daughter had gotten pregnant. I was in such denial that this could never even happened to Sheri that rational reasoning wasn’t possible.”

Teri Stanton Two Minus One: Our Abortion Story (Meadville, PA: Christian faith Publishing, Inc., 2016)  43 – 44

If you are considering abortion, please don’t rush into the decision. Both Teri and her daughter went on to deeply regret the abortion.

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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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