This is such a moving and powerful story!
Carrie Fisher, an abortion survivor, discusses in an interview how she handles surviving an abortion.
Fisher suffers from several bodily health complications due to her mother’s failed abortion attempt. Some of these issues include facial paralysis on one side, vision problems, and asymmetrical legs.
However, despite all of this, she forgave her mother and they are best friends.
She explains that she forgave her mother because she was empathetic towards her mother’s situation.
“I was trying to relate to what she was going through at the time. She was a single parent, and already had two children–two small children. And she didn’t know how she was going to make it.”
Fisher continues, “But what really made it easier to forgive her was she was very remorseful for it–very honest about it.”
She also explains that her childhood was very difficult. She said her sisters and brothers were normal, and were able to perform normal activities.
“When I was a child, I hated myself…I didn’t like who I was or what I looked like. I was this ugly creature and I just wanted to hide. I was scared, even of my own self.”
Her mother explains that she very much “desired to love someone and to be loved by someone.” Fisher never thought she would find love, but did!
At the conclusion of the video, she says, “Don’t let what the world thinks take away or steal your purpose. Hold on, believe, have confidence in who you are. Don’t give up. You have a purpose. You are worthy of love.