I am a victim of incest; one of the “hard cases” for abortion. I was raped by my father when I was fifteen years old. It was not the first time, nor would it be the last. However, this time, I became pregnant.
 
I was told that an abortion would solve my problem, when it was never really the problem in the first place.
 
I was told, “Your parents know what’s best,” when they obviously were only concerned about their own reputations.
 
I was told, “You make the right decision,” when I was never given a choice. More importantly, where was my baby’s choice?
 
I grieve every day for my daughter. I have struggled to forget the abuse and the abortion. I can do neither. All I think of is, “I should have done more, fought more, struggled more for the life of my child.”
 
My abortion was over five years ago. God is still healing me, but it has been a difficult fight.
 
*Posted with permission of Elliot Institute