Elsa's 2018 March for Life Testimony

Texas,  United States

I Regret My Abortion because I realized that 20 years after the abortion a piece of my soul had been missing and, even though I know that I have been forgiven through God’s love for me of the decision I made 30 years ago to end the life of my baby girl Rachel Grace, it still to this day does not make it RIGHT. It does not make it JUSTIFIABLE.  It does not make it EXCUSABLE. And it does not make it okay to think the conception of this child is HERE AND GONE! Like those that we love dearly who live life beyond an unborn child’s life, they are in our hearts even after their death. So does the memory of a child that was not given a chance to live after their conception. I believe this true for every mother who has conceived a child through abortion or miscarriage. 


In the Bible, the 1st book of John tells us: “For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything that we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions.  These are not from the Father, but are from this world.”


That is why I thought at 23 years of age that an abortion was the answer to achieving and possessing the physical things that, later on, I realized made me empty.  And I regretted my abortion because I missed the chance to love and care for a little being like my little Rachel Grace. She was taken from me as I didn’t stop the abortion to from taking place, nor did anyone at all ask me, “Why are you doing this?  Don’t you know you will never forget it and it will have a tremendous impact on the life you live after this abortion?” 


It’s been 30 years now since that abortion took place and, because of God’s Grade through my Parish ACTS retreat in 2008 and attending a post abortive bible study called Abortion Hurts God Heals in 2016, I have experienced healing and restoration from this grave sin! I have this Mission to tell other women that there is so much hope and support for you and your family if you will step out not in fear but in Faith! My 3 young adult children know now about their step sister Rachel Grace, because I do not want them to be in the dark about how an abortion can separate you from those you love. I am beyond blessed to have their love and support.


And this is why I regret my Abortion but am here to tell you women and men All Good Will Prevail!

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