Sarah's Story

I had an abortion over a year ago. I had been dating a man for 3 months when it happened. The night it happened I just knew I was pregnant. I was five weeks when I had the abortion, the week before I could barely walk. I threw up everything I ate, I couldn't drink anything and was losing weight and dehydrated. He was there for me the whole way but we both decided that an abortion was what we should do.

I feel that everything happens for a reason, not always for the happiest reasons, but everything in this world happens for a reason. It was not the right time for us, and it was so hard to go through with it. Every single day I think about it and feel a sadness in my heart. When I look at children I imagine what my own would have looked like. I'm sad that I did it, but I would not have changed a thing.

The father of that child is now my fiance. We want to have children one day, when the time is right. If I were to get pregnant again, I would have the child.

It's hard for me to think about it, but I feel like I need to talk to other women to start the healing process. It's been an open wound for almost a year and now I want to help to heal it. Websites like this are so great for my soul. Knowing that other women have gone through what I have. I cherish the gift of choice and thank the lord that the freedom of choice is ours.

17 October 2001

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