There is a certain sense of emptiness that accompanies having had an abortion.
It isn’t the same sort of emotional emptiness one feels with Borderline Personality Disorder, rather, it is physical. It isn’t an existential craving. It isn’t that vague lacking of fulfillment or the dampening of an internal spark. It hurts. My entire body, my entire maternal instinct seems to scream, “SOMETHING IS MISSING HERE.”
And it is.
SomeONE is missing here.
Maybe abortion IS really a fucked up phenomenon. Maybe we should never murder that which was meant to be a part of us, that which was our own flesh and blood.
And I feel as though I am a failure as a mother.
It is the emptiest sort of empty one can ever hope to feel.
I am sorry that you were born into a culture that has embraced the sad practice of killing the prenatal members of its society. You made a choice that should never had even been thinkable. Abortion not only kills a living human being, it destroys a mother’s conscience and sometimes even affects the abortionists who may be able to stomach the killing at first, but later the reality of their actions begin to settle in. Even the founder of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL), Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who had killed thousands of children in the womb, later became pro-life and fought against legalized abortion with the remaining years of his life.
Please fight against this depraved act as a way to honor your lost child. Fight every day to prevent other children from having to face the slaughter of abortion and to prevent other mothers from having to face a lifetime of crushing guilt and emptiness. This will be your path to recovery and a way for you to honor your missing son or daughter.
Together, we can embrace a culture of life and help others to do the same.
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