Carrie’s Story


We asked Carrie to share with us how an abortion decision impacted her life. This is her story.  


I guess you could say my sex life was primed at an early age by being sexually abused beginning at age five and throughout my teens by older boys and even a man who was a neighbor. When I was 18 years old I met a man twice my age and I felt he was my destiny and I was his, no matter what. I thought this man cared for me even though this man was married and had a pregnant wife and child. He moved me away from my family out of state in order to be closer to him and away from my support system. I was not encouraged to make friends and was kept isolated from my family for over 12 years through manipulation.   


During this 12-year period I became pregnant multiple times. I was allowed to keep the first child but was pressured to abort the next four pregnancies.  I was not offered pre-abortion counseling and had totally bought what I was told about abortion being safe, the fetus was nonviable tissue, and it was a woman’s right to do with her body as she saw fit.  


For many years I stuffed what I allowed to happen deep in the back of my heart. I tried to better myself by finally being able to walk away from the abusive relationship when I was 30 years old and start a new life being a nurse. I thought I could show people I was really a good person. I had hoped to be able to find someone to have a real relationship with but none of these relationships worked out. One reason I now feel that it never worked out with anyone was that I could never let anyone know about my past. Even though abortion was accepted by society, emotionally it made me feel ashamed and not worthy. I knew my abortions were wrong and the impact of them affected me.  


I allowed many people to be hurt by my decisions during that season. Thankfully the one true God never gave up on me and kept reaching out to me with His love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. He is the giver of life and wants a relationship with everyone. He can make a way where there seems to be no way. I would encourage anyone thinking of abortion to be patient and trust in the help that can be found through agencies such as Lifeline.  


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