Overcoming The Trauma of an Abortion

Originally published in Wear Your Voice Magazine on Feb 23, 2016.

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Author as a two or three year old, circa 1986 or 87. Little blonde girl looks down wistfully while playing in the Florida brush with large German Shepherd in the background.

… When I found out that I was pregnant, I knew immediately that I had to have an abortion. I struggled with the idea and wrestled with my intense desire to be a mother. You see, there are few things that I know I am meant to do in life. I do know that I am meant to nurture and be a mother, regardless of whether or not it ends up being my biological child. When you pair that deep desire for motherhood with a desperate, toxic

love for another person, things get really sad and intense. The only thing that I knew to do was self-destruct. I sabotaged any semblance of a healthy pregnancy by...

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