The pro-life movement is full of mothers and fathers who deeply regret aborting their unborn babies.
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is one of them.
On Thursday, the pro-life Republican leader and his wife, Yolonda, shared publicly for the first time that they made the wrong decision to abort their unborn baby in 1989, WITN reports.
“Over 33 years ago, before we were married and before we had kids, we had an abortion,” Robinson said. “It was the hardest decision we have ever made, and sadly we made the wrong one.
“This decision has been with us ever since, and it’s because of this experience and our spiritual journey that we are so adamantly pro-life,” he continued.
In a video posted on Facebook, the lieutenant governor said they found forgiveness and healing in Christ, and he encouraged others to do the same.
Follow LifeNews on the Parler social media network for the latest pro-life news!
“We felt the need to talk to you directly because this decision transcends politics,” Robinson said. “Our hope is by telling our story that it may change the lives of others.”
Lt. Governor responds to abortion post. Share this video so that others may hear their story. pic.twitter.com/k7I3oN4CoR
— Mark Robinson (@markrobinsonNC) March 24, 2022
Robinson said he and his wife understand why people seek out abortions, and they know all too well the pain and regret that comes afterward.
“I’m not saying abortion is wrong cause I said so, it’s wrong cause God says so,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “It’s wrong when others do it and it was wrong when I paid for it to be done to my unborn child in 1989.”
In the video, he continued: “For everyone who has had this experience and carries that burden, we want you to know you are not alone. Furthermore, we have a savior who forgives us of our sins, offers us grace. No one is perfect, but no one is too far gone to be saved.”
He also thanked everyone who has supported and encouraged him and his wife through their journey.
Robinson is the first African American to be elected lieutenant governor of North Carolina. A devout Christian and pro-life advocate, he and his wife have two children.
Since taking office in 2021, Robinson has made protections for unborn babies a top priority.
During the annual North Carolina Rally and March for Life last year, he described the phrase “a woman’s right to choose” as deceptive because it hides the “egregious act” of killing an unborn baby.
“There is no greater mission on earth than standing up for the most defenseless among us,” Robinson told pro-lifers at the rally. “We cannot say we believe in equality, we cannot say that black lives matter or all lives matter or blue lives matter until we say unborn lives matter because that is where it all starts.”