My pregnancy was “a gift” but I had an abortion

From one 29-year old woman who had an abortion:

“My boyfriend and I are thinking about marriage, but we’re really focused on our goals right now… I’m training to be a nurse, and he’s training to be a firefighter. We’ve worked for these goals too hard to lose it right now…

I loved being pregnant… I felt beautiful and different from what I normally feel.… The whole time we both knew that we were going to have an abortion. It wasn’t going to go too far. That’s what made it even more beautiful…

I had numerous dreams that it was a boy, which made it more difficult, because I really want a boy…

My sister’s been trying to get pregnant for years and years. She even offered to take the baby, but that was definitely out of the question… I didn’t want anybody else to bring up our child.…

I think God is okay with it… I always wonder whether on a spiritual level it was right or wrong – will I have to face it when I die?… I have fears I won’t be able to have kids and I think – what if that was my only chance?

Still I don’t look back with regret. I feel good about what we did. I don’t even regret getting pregnant; that in itself was a gift.”

Anna Runkle In Good Conscience: A Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Guide to Deciding Whether to Have an Abortion (San Francisco: Jossey–Bass Publishers, 1998) 37 – 39


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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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