Abortion Tragedy and Post-Traumatic Effects on Those Who Abort Their Babies

“For You shaped me, inside and out.
You knitted me together in my mother’s womb
long before I took my first breath.
I will offer You my grateful heart,
for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe.
You have approached even the smallest details with excellence;
Your works are wonderful;
I carry this knowledge deep within my soul.”
Psalm 139:13-14 VOICE

All life is precious to God, no matter what age. Yes, even those millions of tiny seeds of life that are snuffed out by abortion.

About this time each year, a church we pass by lines up long rows of pink and blue crosses to represent the lost lives of unborn children. It’s a humbling sight. In 2015 in SD alone, 444 abortions were reported. Little lives that were never given a choice.

According to WHO, there are over 3000 known abortions per day in the USA alone. At least 125,000 per day throughout the world. Words are not adequate to describe how horrendous and heart-breaking this is.

❤️ I am so sorry, precious little ones. ❤️

Sadly, we can’t bring these babies back, but we can speak up for these little voices who have been silenced and for those who are still in danger. We can tell others they are not just globs of tissue, but lives that are created in God’s image.

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At the same time we can be there for women and teens who are struggling. For those who are being deceived, especially the young, vulnerable, and naive. For those who have aborted and now feel such an empty ache in their hearts. Those overwhelmed by shame. Those who wonder if God can ever forgive them or they can forgive themselves. Feelings of aloneness and depression weigh down their hearts and lives. Some even commit suicide.

Many women who have aborted keep it a secret, bearing their burden alone out of fear of being judged, condemned, or ostracized, especially by some Christians.

Abortion is so wrong, but so is condemning others. Jesus set us an example of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Loving like Him bears the burdens of the hurting. Jesus never turns us away, no matter what we have done or not done. He extends His welcoming, loving, forgiving arms to all who are troubled. He can mend a heart that’s torn. He can bring beauty out of ashes.

“The LORD is near the brokenhearted;
He saves those crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 34:18
 “Carry one another’s burdens
and in this way you will fulfill
the requirements of the law of Christ
[that is, the law of Christian love].”
Galatians 6:2 AMP

Stories From Teen Girls Who Aborted – Girls talk about why they chose abortion, what it was like, and how they feel now.

Abortion Trauma and Healing – Important information about PTSD in those who have aborted their babies, the need for healing, and the importance of hope

After Abortion – Hope and Healing After Abortion

Lumina/A Ray of Light in Abortion’s Darkness – “Feelings of anxiety, panic, grief, guilt and shame can often seem insurmountable, but there is a way out of the pain. You do not have to suffer alone!”

Hope After Abortion – “It’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.”

“You Are Loved”
by Ellie Holcomb

“Some days you’re tired of trying to measure up
You see a girl whose not enough
When you look in the mirror
Some nights all you wanna do is hide
‘Cause every time you look inside
You’re face to face with failure

But you are loved, oh
Not because of what you’ve done, no
Even when your heart has run the other way
Nothing’s gonna change His love
And you are wanted
Not because you are perfect
I know that you don’t think you’re worth that kind of grace
But look into His face you’ll know
That you are loved…”

Abortion: A House of Horrors

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“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT)

Murder. The heinous crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with intention of malice. Killing. Destroying and taking away lives. Some are broadly broadcasted, like the horrendous act of the Boston bombing, but others aren’t even on the news. So many murder victims are never recognized individually or even mourned as losses.

Millions of little seeds of life are destroyed in abortion clinics or other underground places. That’s enough to make a person weep and wail. So many lives never allowed to see the light of day and live the life they were meant to.

The ending of every seed of life is ghastly, but now picture a 6-pound baby lying on a cold, steel table tray moving and breathing, curling into a fetal position. Then his spine is severed and his body is placed in a shoebox for disposal. The doctor jokes that this baby is so big he could “walk me to the bus stop.”

For twenty years, a “House of Horrors” was in plain view and open to the public. The Department of Health, for political reasons, turned a blind eye to the inspection of abortion clinics at all. And hundreds of gruesome murders went on and on. “Kermit Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He didn’t call it that. He called it “ensuring fetal demise.” The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord. He called that “snipping.””

As noted in the Grand Jury Report, Gosnell reportedly sometimes kept severed baby feet, as well as photos of his patients’ genitalia. Gruesome. Ghastly. Grievous.

So many children brutally murdered. So many never given the respect they deserve. And yet, this is not widely broadcasted on the news. These little voices that can’t speak for themselves are not recognized as innocent lives lost because of a brutal, murderous act. So indescribably sad.

In 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child because “the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care” and because “in all countries of the world, there are children living in exceptionally difficult conditions.”  One of the rights is that “No child shall be subjected to torture, cruel treatment, unlawful arrest, or deprivation of liberty.”

Abortion is cruel and deprives a child of the liberty to live. These babies have the right to live life and be who they are. They have a right to be loved and cared for. They have a right to be safe and protected.

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In Loving Memory of All the Seeds of Life Whose Right to Life Is Snuffed Out

JESUS DID NOT WANT YOU TO DIE

I AM SO SORRY

 

♥ HEALING AFTER ABORTION ♥

Project Rachel – It’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.

Understanding Abortion Grief and the Recovery ProcessNot a discussion of the pros and cons of abortion. Both sides of the argument agree that grief after abortion is real and women must be given their voices back to process the grief.

Seeds of Life: They Don’t Deserve to Die

A few weeks ago I found a robin egg on a sidewalk. How it got there, I’ll never know, but there were no trees close by. I picked it up. A tiny beak was moving through a small hole! My heart warmed and kicked into protective mode. I wanted to save this little life.

I took the egg home and watched the baby robin broaden the hole. But what will I do with the little one once it hatches? I called a nature center and talked with a woman who rehabilitates birds. She was willing to take the little one under her wings.

Sadly, my little robin lived only 12 hours. Even though his rescuer fed him with something from the vet, he missed the essential first crop food from his parents.

Some people think I’m crazy to fuss over a robin egg, but I knew in my heart that even that little life in there was created by God.

My mind wandered to the little seeds planted within a human mother. Little seeds into whom God has breathed life into. Little seeds that will flourish and grow if we let them. Little seeds that are sometimes snuffed out and robbed of their God-given purposes in life.

Today I walked into a store’s bathroom stall and found a pamphlet on top of the roll of toilet paper – “I Wonder If My Mom Hears My Heart?” It starts out with:

October 5 – Today my life began. My parents do not know it yet. I am as small as the seed of an apple, but it is I already. And I am to be a girl. I shall have blond hair and azure blue eyes. Just about everything is settled already. Even the fact that I shall love flowers.

The monolog continues in a touching diary entry every few days and ends with:

December 28 (84 days – 12 weeks)TODAY MY MOTHER KILLED ME.
Feet of a Ten-Week-Old Fetus

I had to question myself: Am I getting too passive about these little God-seeds that are daily choked of life? Am I speaking up enough for these precious little lives that have no voice?

Recently a man in SD shot a rare, migrating whooping crane and was sentenced to a maximum of 20 years, a fine, or both. While I find the man’s actions inexcusable and in need of a penalty, I thought: Something is dreadfully wrong in our country and court systems. Why is a bird’s life more highly respected than a human’s life? 20 years for killing a rare bird but not even a slap on the wrist for killing babies? Where is the penalty for those who are snuffing out life through abortion and giving misleading information to girls who are desperate and vulnerable?

Yes, my heart kicks into protective mode over a little life that moves inside a hatching egg and for a senseless killing of a whooping crane, but I hope my heart will become a million times more protective over those defenseless human lives that are being disregarded every day. I may not see them moving, but I know and believe they are there. Created by God as unique individuals. Meant to live out their purposes here on earth. They don’t deserve to die…