My sweet baby
Author: Karen Baby Name: Heather or s Birth Date: October 1973 Abortion Date: June 1973
On April 23, 1973 I turned 18 years old. Roe vs Wade had just passed that January. In June I found out I was pregnant. Afraid of my parent’s disappointment and shame, I called my sister for help. She had just had an abortion 6 months prior. I was about to graduate high school and scheduled an job interview in Washington DC where my sister lived. My boyfriend and the father of our baby gave me money to pay for abortion. Once there, my sister took me to an abortion clinic. They examined me and found I was 12 weeks pregnant. They told me it was only tissue and the procedure would be painless. They offered me a valium to calm me down. The procedure was very painful and emotional and happened very fast. I cried for days and since then I have ended up not having anymore children so I have grieved for years. I know I am forgiven by my Lord and Savior but the grieving goes on year after year. My child would be 40 years old this coming October, 2013. My boyfriend and I broke up month later after 3 years together. My sister grieves that she led me in that direction. She regrets her abortion but went on to have 3 beautiful girls who have now given her 6 beautiful grandchildren. I miss a baby I never had the honor to know and raise. My high school sweetheart and father of my baby recently died of cancer and said to his wife and family as he was dying that he was going to be with his little angel and had told me earlier on he thought it was a girl. I would have named her Heather or Sarah. I never had a ceremony for my child so thank you for letting me share my story and honor that beautiful baby here on this sight. I wait for the day I can hold her or him in my arms.