"During this pregnancy we got news that our baby might have Spina Bifida. My heart felt like it shattered..."
"My wife was conceived in 1973 with the rape of a 12 year old orphan, Gail..."
"It's time. It’s time to share my secret, and I’m full of sadness. It’s been at least 38 years and I still wish I could undo that choice that I made on that horrible day when I killed my baby."
"The only thing I do know for sure is that I was treated very poorly by a broken system that just brought me in, ended the pregnancy and then spat me out again."
"While all around me my pregnant friends were preparing their nurseries, I was preparing her funeral."
"I was 15 going on 16 when I became pregnant with my first child. I was a child having a child!"
"I am a child of rape. My mother was 19 and at a party. She was raped by three different people from her high school..."
"At 15 I was raped. I found out I was pregnant 6 weeks later."
"We have twin boys who are now 22 years old. We found out we were having twins at my 20 week ultrasound. Two weeks later we were told that one twin had Spina Bifida and we should abort that one..."
"We have triplet girls who are almost 5 years old - two of whom are Mono-Mono Twins, a very rare type of identical twins. We were told repeatedly by one doctor to eliminate them to give the remaining triplet a better chance at life."
"One of the options we were given was to end our small daughter's life to give our bigger daughter a better chance at life. This was not an option for us, nor had it ever crossed our minds."
"So I was going to be a single mom. Crazy. Interesting. Not what I had planned. Then my gender ultrasound came up and my baby had markers for Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18."
"We found out at a 20-week ultrasound that our little one had Spina Bifida and would most likely be paralyzed from the waist down."
"I had to make it work, a tiny life depended on me and I would go to the end of the earth for all my children."
"The ripple effect of abortion reaches so much farther than the person choosing to end a life can ever truly know."
"I hope they will heed my advise and NOT have an abortion because sooner or later a woman comes face-to-face with the reality of the death of an innocent baby. And even though God heals your heart, you never forget it. "
"The beginning of someone’s life is not the end of mine."
"To you, reading this, I don’t know your situation, I don’t know how you got here, but I know if you think you will go to a clinic, have a procedure and you will get your life back, I am certain you won’t. I’m sorry, sister I wish we could freeze time, just wait till later a better time, I wish the options weren’t so painful at every turn – know who ever you are reading this, my heart breaks for you. I hope you choose wiser than I did.”
“I got pregnant when I had just turned 19. I was half way through my university program, had a part-time job and had been dating my boyfriend for ten months..."
“I was an alcoholic. I was depressed and hopeless. I lost everything - my friends and loved ones. I was alone and ready to end my life when I was given a second chance for life..."