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I was 18 & engaged when I found out I was pregnant, now I am 66 years old.

My only “excuse” for having an abortion is I would have been 5 months pregnant at my wedding. Looking back, I realize how stupid I was. If I was in love with the man I was marrying–and I was–then why did I abort the proof of our love?

The real reason for my abortion was that I was afraid of what my parents, his parents, and our other wedding guests would think of me. It wasn’t “o.k.”, like everybody said.

It would be, and for many years, I couldn’t forgive myself. Now, my husband has died, my kids are grown, and I am alone. I don’t know why, but I am convinced my child was the daughter I always wanted, and never had. Either way, I known I will find out when I die and am reunited with my child.

Submitted by: Chris

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