It’s not the unforgivable sin. And there is healing of spirit and soul.
That’s the message of Silent No More–a global ministry of women and men–parents and extended family–speaking up about the experience of having aborted their children–in order to discourage others from taking the same path.
Today, there is early chemical abortion (which can be reversed mid-process), surgical dismemberment of the unborn, late-term abortion, the euphemistic “reduction”–which is the selective killing of a twin, triplet, etc.
The reasons are plentiful ranging from inconvenience to financial distress to rape to fetal abnormality.
The regrets, however, are the same: I’m sorry I killed my child.
Healing comes, as it does with any sin or source of shame, with speaking up. Saying it out loud as one mother notes:
“After sharing with others that I regret my abortion, I have been freed to live life the way God had intended, in the light and free from guilt and shame. I have genuine relationships now, no longer based on the false pretense of a hidden secret. ”
Choice is the mantra of the abortion movement and purveyors of abortion. Fear and shame are most often the motivation for those seeking abortion. Relief is sometimes the initial reaction. But regret settles in as time passes and often leads to a form of PTSD–which even those who support abortion rights acknowledge.
If you’ve been there as someone who had an abortion or encouraged someone else to it, you may know that distress. But there is hope. There is forgiveness. There is even joy ahead for you.
You need only be silent no more.
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