So in February 1988, Nichols and her mother, Carolyn, headed off to New York City where the Trenton 14-year-old had been scheduled for an abortion procedure.
“I was literally on the table and being prepped for anesthesiology when I changed my mind. I couldn’t go through with it, even though I knew keeping my baby would change my life, end a lot of my dreams. I always wanted to be a dancer. I was smart and intelligent, had good grades. And my parents wanted so much for me,” Nichols recalled Monday.
Nichols’ retreat from an abortion had been bolstered by a clinic protester.
“There was this guy who had a piglet inside this jar with liquid. I remember his sign that said this is what I would have been doing to my baby. I will always remember that sign. That man,” Nichols said.
Nichols, a 14-year Motor Vehicles Commission employee, will remember always May 15 when the girl she saved, MicCheah Nichols, received her diploma as a member of the Rutgers University Class of 2011.....
“I’m glad that I made the decision to keep my baby. It’s one of the best choices I’ve ever made,” she said.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Daughter who would have been aborted graduates from college
From the Trentonian comes a heart-warming story: