My abortion experience began many years ago when I was engaged to be married and one evening I was raped. Not long after, I found out that I was pregnant.
I was devastated and emotionally distraught. I was so scared and I didn't want to have an abortion. I cried for days and was told I needed to hurry up and make a decision about how I would handle the situation. I was tormented by wondering if it was just tissue as the abortion industry and the world stated back then or if it was a real baby.
...However immediately after aborting, the very second they took the baby, I knew that it was a very big mistake, but it was too late. I now knew deep inside in my body and soul that it was something very sacred. My shattered heart told me it was a baby and not tissue. Read more
Kathleen's Story of Rape, Parenting, & Forgiveness
Kathleen was a normal young Midwest girl until one night she and a friend skipped a church meeting and went to a coffee house. She accepted a movie invitation from a man she didn't know who brutally raped her. Soon after Kathleen realized she was pregnant. She hid the pregnancy from her family for six and a half months. She became reclusive and tried to induce an abortion by swallowing bottles of aspirin, ant poison, and taking risks by jumping-until the baby began to kick.
She tells how her heart toward her unborn child, a son, was changed as the baby grew within her. Years later this very child became God's instrument of grace and healing:
"However once the baby continued to kick and move, I began to have different feelings toward the child. I began to realize that this little life inside me was struggling too. Somehow, my heart changed...I no longer wanted to abort this child."
"I am not sorry, nor ever will be, that I kept and raised my son. The life I tried to snuff out was the very tool that was used to bring me to a place where I could forgive those involved in what happened to me. God truly did work it out...." More.