After abortion: “I was standing alone in a sterile room wearing a hospital gown…”

I doubt you’ll read anything more harrowing or heartbreaking  than this remembrance by Katrina Fernandez of her abortion, which begins:

With the upcoming March For Life, the topic of abortion seems to be every where at the moment. Because of this it’s been on my mind daily. Perhaps these daily reminders is what triggered the event that happened this morning.

My first waking thought hit me like a sledge hammer and I was instantly transported back ten years. I was standing alone in a sterile room wearing a hospital gown. In my hand was the sheet that I had pulled back off the portable suction machine that sat in the corner. Memories I thought I had drown bubbled up despite mentally wrestling with myself for years to un-see them.

Read on, but be forewarned: it’s not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. But by telling her story, Katrina may be doing more good, and savings more lives, than she realizes.  She concludes with this intercession, from the USCCB novena for life:

For the mother who awakens each morning with the memory of abortion fresh in her mind: that the Lord may still the terror in her heart and lead her gently to the well-spring of his love and mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Lord, hear our prayer.


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