As a United States Veteran with an undying love for my country, I have been trying to keep score in this presidential election. It is personal for me. Why? I am a Birth Mother, Post-Abortive Mother and Mother to a beautiful son, who I would hope has a future in this once Great Nation. Abortion has been front and center in this election as it should be.
I have never not been Pro Life. But I have faced two unplanned pregnancies. In the first I chose Life for my son. However in the second, 25 years later, I chose death for my daughter. A decision I deeply regret. Especially because I lost 4 babies to miscarriage during my first marriage. This last unplanned pregnancy occurred over a year after my divorce. I was excited. The Father was not. Stand up guy, right? He had a great job. Couldn't have a child of his own in his first marriage, but wasn't willing to selflessly become a parent and, as you know, allow God's Blessings to pour over him through his daughter. Because of a lack of support, shame, condemnation, fear of what this might cost my son's future, I caved to his demand that I abort our child. I have suffered and suffer indescribably since the moment I made that choice. I live with a grief so deep, it's deadly.. for some. You see, abortion in and of itself.. IS the punishment. What post-abortive women - and men, go through is more than your worst nightmare.. whatever that may be for the guy who has it all.
I lived with my nightmare and only told a person or two about the deep depravity of my sin. After 6 years I could live with myself no more. My grief stole from me and my son. I was completely incapable of being present for him emotionally. He lost his Mother for 6 years. And I can never get that time back, nor will he. I am now forgiven. By God through the Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, and I have since forgiven myself although I have my moments and my days of unbearable grief because I cannot hold my daughter, kiss her, stroke her hair, buy her beautiful clothes, send her off to prom, or watch her walk down the aisle.THIS is my punishment. I have created it and delivered this poison into my heart, mind, soul, and body all by myself, without the help of law enforcement or some judge who has zero idea of what actually occurs during an abortion. But I'm not alone.. Tens of MILLIONS of women and men live with their punishment every single day. I know. I hear from them. Through my Pro Life social media pages, through emails from my website, through a local pregnancy center I volunteer at. Our punishment is of our own making. I would like to respectfully suggest that, if you truly are Pro Life, in every sense of the word, that you would consider bringing a group of post-abortive women and men on board to your campaign who see abortion for what it is - a permanent injury and who have sought out healing and forgiveness. Whether you do that now, or if you get elected, they can assist you in this fight for LIFE. For the Unborn, and for these grieving Mothers, Fathers and families. So many casualties from abortion. Our prisons, jails, hospitals, and addiction recovery programs are FILLED with severely injured, post-abortive people. Please consider my suggestion. The only souls who know the Truth of abortion are those who have gone through it. We have been dealt our punishment. Thank you for your time, Sir.
Birth Mother, Post-Abortive Mother
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Meg Perez is a Sinner Saved by Grace, a Child of God, a Mother, Birth Mother, Post-Abortive Mother,and Pro Life Speaker. She was lost, but now is found. Her Purpose now is to give a Voice to the Voiceless - the Unborn Souls killed by abortion and to encourage Mothers, Fathers and all who are hurt by abortion, to find healing in Jesus Christ. Meg is also an advocate for Purity in relationships outside of marriage. Her Life experiences - painful and good, are all reflected in her story.