Abortion : A Necessary Evil Essay

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Abortion: A Necessary Evil
I sat down and cried the day it happened. A flash of emotions started streaming through my head, but somehow I felt my head nodding along. If ever a person could survive on auto-pilot I was succeeding now. I knew I should be paying attention, but I couldn’t get past how the nurse carried on as if everything were routine. I don’t know why I expected something more ceremonious, but I had. Did they not understand what was happening today? I was making the decision to damn my eternal soul to hell, and they couldn’t even acknowledge it.
I was 23 at the time. My husband was unreachable; being a Marine seemed to take him away at the most critical times. I suffer from Super Ventricular Tachycardia-SVT- where my heart rate spikes to well over 250 beats per minute, and my heart arrhythmia made for “unhospitable conditions,” or at least that’s how the doctor described it. Honestly, her and the nurse could have been laughing at me the whole time, I was oblivious to everything but my own thoughts. Despite it being medically necessary for me to abort the pregnancy the concerned Catholic inside of me shuddered at the thought. Without my husband to comfort me, I sat in the doctor’s office and made the decision to save my own life- hoping deep down I would be absolved of my sin. I don’t know if I will ever receive absolution or another opportunity to be a mother but I do know that I am thankful to be alive. As hard as the decision to choose my personal health…

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