I just wanted to pop in and say thank you for posting your letter on WND. I too found myself pregnant at age 19 in January of 1973. This, of course, is the year abortion was legalized. My mother and father both tried to get me to have an abortion, but I could not do it. Though I was raised with God in my life, there was no teaching or talking about sex and, therefore, no real reason why I chose my baby over abortion.
She is now 41 years old and the mother of four of my grandchildren. She and her brother, born six years later, are the treasures of my life.
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My heart breaks for all of those babies that were sacrificed by their mothers for whatever "so-called" reason they had for not wanting the baby. I always cry when I think about all those children who paid for the sins of their mothers. I know that so very many of those mothers struggle daily with forgiveness, and forgiving oneself is always the hardest.
Thank you again for your heartfelt words.