When I was 19, I was pro-choice. I was a promiscuous college girl who found herself pregnant. I was terrified. The Sisters of Life helped me come out of a continued life of despair, and they, or other religious groups, can do the same for other young women who might need this kind of help. Here’s why I hope also that religious groups and individuals like Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Woods, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the numerous universities, charities and businesses are allowed to continue to be their witness of belief in life and faith.Share
The year I found myself pregnant was 1978. My thoughts led to abortion. I remember thinking this “new” law is so great; just what I need to get my life back on track. No one had to know. I kept it all to myself. In my shame, over the “situation,” I decided to confide in only one girlfriend. She drove me to the clinic. I went through the procedure and my life was forever changed. I began a downward spiral from sorority college girl to a life on drugs. My soul was wounded by the murder of my baby. I did not realize it then. I did not let my mind dwell upon it. Instead, I pacified my mind with drugs.
After marrying, I became pregnant again. This second pregnancy changed my life dramatically. I came out of my self-inflicted drugged, downward spiral and focused on my baby. God had given me a second chance! This baby saved my life! (Read more.)