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Listening to My Heart

In 1974, I got pregnant and decided not to have an abortion. But
I was pressured to have one: I recall the day my mother and
older sister cornered me in my living room and literally screamed
at me to get one.

Of course, they thought they had my best interests at heart. But I sensed the peace of God totally surrounding me.

I even remained in my church, oblivious of my condition; it was as if I had a shield over me.

After I delivered my daughter and was living at home, though, I
became worse spiritually. After initially making the mistake of
being with a man in the first place, then allowing God to become
more real to me after deciding not to get an abortion, it seemed
like all hell broke loose after I had her.

I accidentally got pregnant again in 1977, but this time, I told
myself I wasn't going to go through another pregnancy. I was
reinforced in my decision by my boyfriend, even though he was a
pretty devout Catholic. I didn't want to kill my child; I just
made a decision to be weak and not care about any of it.

That abortion broke me mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Everything that I had been or could have been was drained out of
me that day. It caused me to cry out to God and He heard me.

The point I want to make is that I believe that Planned
Parenthood (where I got my pre-abortion "counseling") is more
evil than we can understand. In Planned Parenthood there is a
terrible spirit of murder, all in the name of compassion.

When you walk in there, you are making a statement (whether
conscious or unconscious) that you are giving up a part of your
life. You are making a decision not to make a conscious choice
at all, because Planned Parenthood and the all abortion mills
will tell you that you have NO CHOICE but to get an abortion.
This is the irony of the "pro-choice" rhetoric.

In reality, if any woman does want to make a choice in her own
mind, she will not choose abortion. But we are too influenced by
what we hear from organizations like Planned Parenthood. We as
women need to give ourselves more credit for who we are, rather
than listen to such outside influences. ["Anne Kent" Case Study]