Sunday, May 27, 2012

Silent No More

A mother grieves. To quote:
There is no consolation to be had for the mother that loses a child. She will grieve in her heart for the rest of her life. Abortion; however, not only robs a child of it’s life and a mother of it’s child, it also robs the mother of her grieving. She is not allowed to grieve because she cannot publicly claim the title Mother.

Abortion advocates will never admit a post-abortive woman is a Mother because to admit that would acknowledge the existence that there was once a child. Not a clump of cells, but a very real living child. When girls begin menstruating they are not called mothers to a clump of cells, yet so many people really believe an abortion is just like having a heavy period or passing a large menstrual clot. This was how it was described to me when I found myself in their clinic fifteen years ago. Two years later when I returned to have a second abortion the lie had not changed.

For fifteen long years I’ve lived with the pain, shame and guilt associated with my past. In that time I’ve experienced denial, anger, and depression. It wasn’t till my conversion to Catholicism that I finally sought the reconciliation my soul needed. Once I received the grace of forgiveness I was charged with the next most important task of my life… to tell as many women as I can how horrible, evil and despicable abortion is.
However, it has taken me another six years to find my courage. In order to honestly talk about the truth I needed to admit to my past and in this one area my words failed me. Today I write this past so that I may finally own up to what it is I have done and make the necessary reparations for my crimes so that others will know just how fundamentally soul-destroying abortion is. (Read entire post.)

1 comment:

CR Wall said...

What a grievous thing this is and the abortionists will answer to God at the Judgement. My heart aches for women who have gone through this agony because so many of them have been lied to and told the same as this brave woman who shares her story.

Most importantly, dear ladies, remember that all sins committed whether by ignorance or human selfishness can be forgiven and blotted out by the sacrifice of the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ! He promises that those who come to Him will not be turned away! I urge all women who are struggling with guilt to turn to the Only One who can apply the Healing Balm to your broken heart. He can raise beauty from ashes. Take your burdens to Him who promises to receive you and wrap His loving arms around you.