Woman describes her reasoning having an abortion

Ashley Danielle had an abortion. There were pro-lifers outside the abortion facility, but they called her a murderer.

In a book about her post-abortion pain and loss, and her recovery from post-abortion trauma, she described the experience and her reasoning:

“… I wasn’t ready for what we encountered as we approach the clinic.

The entrance to the driveway was lined with antiabortion protesters with signs calling us “murderers”. I remember letting out an intense moan and sinking even deeper into my seat…

Men, women, and children were lining the entrance with signs that called me a murderer. Signs that reminded me that I was a sinner and that hell was a real place. Signs held by adolescents asking us not to kill their future playmates.

Did they really feel this was appropriate or effective? I guess so. But all it did was fuel the shame I was already feeling. I remember sinking down a little deeper into my seat, turning towards the window again, and letting out a gentle groan. I wished it would all just be over already.
Was I really a murderer?

For them to even begin to think that way didn’t make any sense to me. I wasn’t killing anyone; it was a fetus. A fetus wasn’t a real baby. Seriously, if it’d been born that very day there was no way it would’ve been able to survive on its own. I’d seen articles about the evil people who performed late-term abortions on women who were in their third trimester. Now that was murder. Those were sweet, precious babies. Babies who could’ve felt pain, and breathe and smile. What had invaded my body couldn’t do all of that yet so it wasn’t the same. Right?”

Ashley Danielle Swimming in Grace: Healing My Heart after an Abortion (2017) 12, 13 – 15

9-10 week preborn baby

She would eventually come to deeply regret her abortion.

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Author: Sarah

Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ. Get her free short pro-life e-book exposing the pro-choice movement. Copy-paste the following link into your browser: https://dogged-teacher-2896.ck.page/376aa2df8a

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