Two Stories – How Abortion Can Affect Couples

I recently received a letter from an attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The contents were chilling. The lawyer is representing a 28-year-old man who has been charged with criminal homicide of his fiance’. Here’s what happened. A young couple met in January of 1999. She lived in the western part of the country, he in Pennsylvania. After dating for about two months, they decided to move in together. She moved to where he was. Not long after that, she discovered that she was pregnant. They sat down and discussed the situation and, after looking at their options, mutually cane to the conclusion that now was not the time for a baby. On March 30, 1999, the young man accompanied her to the abortion clinic where their baby was aborted. A month later the grief and shame of taking the life of their unborn baby took its toll. As they talked about their decision to abort and the deep regret they both felt, they came to a drastic decision. They felt thay they had to commit suicide to atone for the sin of aborting their baby. It was also a desperate attempt to be with the baby that they killed. On May 1, 1999, they wrote a suicide note to their families on their computer, telling them that they loved them and explained the guilt of the abortion as the reason. They young man then went to get his handgun and joined his fiance’ on the living room couch. Together they placed their hands on the gun and pulled the trigger. The gun fired twice and the woman lay dead. The...