I’m 20-years old and I’m in my 3rd year of college. I’ve been doing so well for myself until I ended up pregnant. I’m scheduled to get a abortion tomorrow morning, but I can’t figure out if it’s the right thing to do. I have ultrasound pictures, I’ve heard the baby’s heartbeat and I’m already in love with he or she. But right now I can’t afford a baby. Financially, yes I have two jobs and my boyfriend is a college graduate and is well off, but emotionally no, I’m not prepared. I just don’t know.
I know the decision to kill your own child must be difficult for you. This is hard for someone like me to really grasp as there is absolutely no circumstance that would drive me to intentionally end my own child’s life. I want the cruelty of abortion to not only be illegal, I want it to be unthinkable. Unfortunately, we don’t yet live in that world yet.
All I can ask is that you imagine looking into your child’s eyes someday and seeing yourself reflected back at you. There is no greater love than the love between a mother and her child. Please continue to sustain your child’s life. Please find the strength to protect and nurture your son or daughter. You can do this. I promise you.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
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