Donna was in graduate school when she got pregnant. She tells her story:
“I was in complete shock with this news [of the pregnancy], and my boyfriend volunteered to pay for an abortion. He insisted it was the only choice. We could have kids after we got married. I tried to talk him out of the decision, but because of fear and denial, I was easily persuaded. …
[T]he doctor performed a suction abortion. I cried during the whole thing, I could’ve said, “Stop!”
The minute it was over, I wailed, “Why did he make me kill my baby?”
When we left the doctor’s office, we went directly to a church. My boyfriend waited in the car and could not understand the sorrow that overwhelmed me. A few weeks after the abortion, he left our relationship.
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) 147-148Share on Facebook