A Mother’s Testimony
The following story was part of conversation with a caller and San Diego talk radio host Roger Hedgecock.
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[Transcription] Roger Hedgecock: Here’s George. Oh—Georganne—I’m sorry. Georganne in Rancho Bernardo. Georganne, how are you?
Georganne: I’m fine. I hope I can get through this. My daughter died five years ago. When she was 15 she had an abortion without my knowing it. She said she just didn’t want to hurt her mom and dad. She knew that she had a little boy—that she aborted a boy. Every day of her life she thought about that tortured her. She turned to alcohol. She had other health problems, but eventually she died because of a decision that she made when she was 15, that I had no control of. I don’t mean this to happen to other people. This is something I never discussed, but I don’t want other people—this to happen to other parents. They need—parents need to know. The few children that have incest, they have other resources. Parents need to know. I could have raised that child for her. I’m sorry.
Roger: No, you’re fine, Georganne. Thank you for calling. Took a lot of courage to do it. I appreciate the story. I’m kinda choked up just listening to it as I’m sure everybody listening to it is. Thank you for the call.
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