A woman who had an abortion at Planned Parenthood at age 17 recalls:
“The door opened. It was my turn. I went into an office where I gave them some information. Then they led me into a room where they performed a sonogram, with the screen turned so that I could not see it. From there, I went in to yet another room to watch a video that was supposed to tell me about the procedure.
I say “supposed to” because I couldn’t concentrate and could not tell you one thing that was said. I was taken to a curtained off area and was told to remove all of my clothes and put on a gown. Everyone was so cold and unfriendly.
I opened the curtain once I was dressed and then was led to a room with a table and equipment. I laid down and began to cry. They asked me what was wrong and I told them that I did not want to do this. I had changed my mind. I wanted up.
The doctor began to tell me that I didn’t need a baby and that I had my whole life ahead of me.
I began to cry harder and they strapped me down. I asked them to please unstrap me and let me leave. The anesthesia was administered and I fell asleep to the sound of their laughter. When I woke up, I was hurting physically as well as emotionally. All around me were the sounds of other women sobbing.”
Years later, she got married. But she suffered :
“I had anger, bitterness, and resentment living inside of me. It touched every part of my life from my marriage to how I parented my children. I yelled a lot and cried a great deal. I would often cry myself to sleep and not even realize why I was crying.”
Eventually, she found healing through a post-abortion support group.
“I Was Strapped Down and Forced to Have an Abortion at Planned Parenthood” Save the Storks December 1, 2017Share on Facebook