Lynn’s Story

I had an abortion 10 years ago. The pregnancy was unwanted (we were using condoms) but there were health factors involved as well. I had been sentitized to the Rh antigen probably from a defective placenta due to a horseback riding injury. I also have a history of seizures when I am ill and moderate asthma, all of which worsened during the pregnancy, not to mention nothing stayed in me. I lost 15 lbs in 4 weeks of a 7 1/2 week pregnancy. I was lucky I was able to go to a private physician who was clean, and very capable and I did not bleed for about a day (my bleeding was moderate at the most) and had no cramping whatsoever. The thing I appreciated most was none of those antichoice picketers were there. These people need to be helping at maternity home or an adoption agency instead of making women feel bad and angry. I know I had some health issues and there are some women who simply are not ready to have a child. Terminate and do not regret it. I agree that women really think about their choice and I know most women that choose abortion really do think about it. I was about 4 weeks along when I found out I was pregnant. I had to wait a week and half to get have my initial visit with the doctor then I had to wait 5 more days to have the procedure. I had the Rh antibody titer the day after my initial visit, then it took a few days for the lab to run the tests and get the information back to my doctor and I never thought about changing my mind once. The only this I am sorry for is getting pregnant in the first place. If for some reason women do a day or so of research and soul-searching and abort and still regret it there are some good counselors they can see that care and want to help them move on. They should do not use loss and regret as a tool to keep other women from making their own choice.