I Had an Abortion

I cannot recall the exact year but it was sometime in the early 2000s, I was married and I didn’t want another child. After getting pregnant on birth control pills with my first and only child I opted for an I. U. D., as recommended by my physician. It was my only option to not get pregnant while also regulating my menstrual cycles that I had issues with since I was 12 years old.

It worked great, I felt secure and healthy until one night I was alone and I woke up in excruciating pain. More pain than I’ve ever felt in my life. I’m not a sickly person, never had a broken bone and only 2 surgeries. It was a 10 on a scale from 1-10. I rolled to the side of the bed, touched the floor with my extended arm, and held my weight with my hand while I rolled to the floor. I crawled to the bathroom. I managed to prop myself up on the toilet and as I looked down all I saw was red. Blood was pouring out of me. I was in so much pain that the blood only seemed normal at this point. I knew something bad was wrong.

I made an emergency appointment with my OB/GYN to learn that I had a tubal, ectopic pregnancy. God saved my life that night because, by all statistics and factors, I could’ve died as determined by my doctor. I proceeded with treatment including a DNC that was performed in the doctor’s office.

I continued with my I. U. D. for many more years and never had another pregnancy. I’ve thought about that time in my life often but every day since Roe vs Wade has been overturned. I’ve thought and cried over what young girls and women will do if a DNC can’t be performed because by today’s standards it’s considered abortion. Will they die unnecessarily and unjustly because a law says it’s killing a baby? My baby was already dead. That’s what red was pouring out of me.

I haven’t researched it but I’m sure there are millions of women with an active I. U. D. . Mine lasted up to 10 years. Is there now gonna be a rush for women to take them out despite the other positive factors they contribute? And who pays for that? In 2020 over 10 million women didn’t have insurance.

If the Roe vs Wade law had been overturned that night, I may not be writing this now. I may be dead and leaving my only child who was then in elementary school. He would’ve grown up without a mother who died unnecessarily because individuals allowed their religious convictions to make a law. I believe it’s immoral to allow women to die while they are trying to be responsible and I believe it should be illegal to allow any man or government to tell a woman what she can/can’t do with her body and her baby. That’s between her and God. What a woman or couple chooses to do is none of our business.

Anti-abortionists want to utilize the scripture “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.” Proverbs 24:11 against abortion has nothing to do with abortion. It has to do with saving those who die unnecessarily like George Floyd, Ahmed Aubrey, and the men at the Capitol. Rescue means to save someone from a distressing or dangerous situation. Help those staggering towards death. The first clause in the Bill of Rights states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” We can have religious law or we can have man’s law, a constitution, but both cannot simultaneously exist.

If you’ve read my blog, followed, or subscribed to me then you know I don’t get political and won’t get political. I will though share my personal stories that I pray helps someone. Helps someone know you are not alone and helps someone see the gross liability of reversing this “law”.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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