When I turned 16 my father coerced me into an abortion. It created years of self destruction through alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity. I became heavily pro-choice to be able to cope with what I allowed to happen. 3 years later at the age of 19 I found myself pregnant again, with the man who is now my husband. Before I had my abortion I was not allowed to see my ultrasound. At my first appointment with my pregnancy at 19, I finally had a glimpse at a pre-born child. That ultrasound changed everything. I saw her heartbeat, her little kicks and tumbles. After that it became harder and harder to deny what abortion truly did. Now, 3 years and 3 kids later, I publicly tell my story. I am pro-life because of my own experience, and because of science and knowledge. I am an atheist who believes all innocent life should be protected.