Abortion | Many women who’ve undergone abortion speak to the pain of the experience and the regret they feel, but confession and God’s forgiveness offer the path to healing
by Danielle Bliven
Posted 1/21/21, 05:03 pm
Maria Malafronte was 24 years old and six months pregnant when she walked into the All Women’s Care center in Seattle in September 2019. Two hours earlier she had taken pills—she wasn’t sure what they were—the abortionist had prescribed ahead of her appointment. Now she was in excruciating pain.
Malafronte didn’t want an abortion. She and her fiancé, Ben, wanted to place the baby for adoption, but her parents refused to pay for medical care during the pregnancy. They did offer to pay for termination: With no insurance and little money, Malafronte felt she had no other option.