Sally's Story

I had an abortion on August 25, 2001. As the mother of 4 children, ages 6, 4, 2 & 1, this was a very hard decision. I question my choice everyday, and have regretted it. This would of been my 6th child. I miscarried my first, and aborted my last. As I sit here with my 2 year old son in my lap, watching me type, I wonder what my unborn baby would have been. A boy, a girl? I'll never know. My husband seems unphased by our choice. I am shouldering all the grief. I felt like there was a death in my family. The only thing I can say is I'm sorry we have to make choices like this. I wish there were easier answers. The only advice I can give someone is to think about what you are about to do, because you cannot go back.

30 August 2001

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