A woman is standing in the bathroom, staring at the white wand in her shaking hand. Her disbelief gives way to anger, then despair. She has five children. She can't afford childcare—she'll have to quit her job. Her house is too small for another child. Her family's business is under threat, and her husband will be traveling more than ever. She's just come through another unplanned pregnancy. She is well past 40. How can she be pregnant at this age when using birth control? How can she go through another pregnancy, another birth? How can she raise another child?
Then a thought comes: This could all just go away. No one would know. She feels a lift. There is a way out.
That woman, of course, was me. Never did I imagine I would consider abortion, even for a few seconds.
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Pray for the Women who are facing such difficult decisions today. Peace.