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Date Posted: 03:30:33 02/12/06 Sun

yesterday i had an abortion. i am 22 years old and my boyfriend of 2 years and i are now struggling to deal with this. a year ago we were in the same situation and made the same choice, but he was in boot camp at the time and i had to go through it alone. he would have been in iraq when the baby was born this time so we decided to not keep it. the worst part of it though is my twin sister is pregnant. shes actually less than a month away from her due date. i know that will be hard. seeing my nephew, knowing i didnt keep my baby. i dont know how i will be feeling a week from now, or a month or a year, but i know today i am devastated. i feel like i made the wrong choice. i wish i could go back and make a different choice. i feel ashamed of what ive done and of my thoughts about it. part of me is relieved because i still wanted to finish school, and my bf and i will eventually get married and have kids but it wasnt the right time now. but am i lying to myself? i think my worse fear is falling into the depression i feel i should feel. will i be forgiven? or live a lifetime of regret? am i burdened to never feel whole again?

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Mary Binder
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Date Posted: 11:17:43 02/13/06 Mon


i hope i can help and you need to know you are not alone. the majority of women that submit to an abortion suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome which has an array of symtoms. grief, depression, guilt, self hatred, shame and some even suicidal thoughts and actions. There is Hope, Healing and Forgivness which only comes from God and I know this because my parents made me have an abortion and I suffered in silence for over 15 years until I found out that it was not an unforgiveable sin. Please send me your email address so we can talk more Do you have a Bible? The reason I ask is that the word of God is the healing ointment we need to apply to our deep wounds. The sooner you go through the grieving process, the better because the abortions will cause problems in all areas until you deal with the emotions.

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