Liz's Story

Hello. My name is Liz and have just found out I am pregnant at the ripe old age of 42. I have three teens 15, 13 and 12. This is causing a major meltdown of my psyche. I have scheduled an abortion for next week, and knowing this is the best choice for myself, my husband and most of all my children, I am being remarkably calm. I did have an abortion 5 years ago and thought I was over the pain, however it creeps up on me when least expected.

I have one week to go. My heart is pulling in two directions, I have been home for 16 years raising my kids with every ounce of love and energy I have. Please tell me everything will be OK.

Anyone who would like to chat, please write back. It's a very lonely journey.

23 March 1999

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