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Unplanned and Post Abortion Help

Last weekend my husband and I went to see the movie, Unplanned, with some friends. Some of the scenes were hard to watch. The movie pointed out that uterine perforation is a risk during surgical abortion. Sometimes perforation requires hysterectomy, other times the bleeding is controlled and the uterus develops a scar that can impact future childbearing.

It was hard to see girls and young women deceived about the procedure—the promises that everything was going to be okay.

The best take-away for me was the example of the couple from 40 Days for Life. They interacted with Abby (the abortion worker) and prayed for her. They were patient and available to her. They modeled kindness and loving concern. 

After the movie we talked about Abby’s journey with our friends. It took eight years for her to acknowledge the reality that a baby was being killed. When she saw an ultrasound guided abortion the truth became clear.

Abortion has left a deep wound in our nation, but there are organizations that offer help and healing.

Care-net provides post abortion help for women who have had abortion, for fathers whose child was aborted, for grandparents and for abortion workers. Here is the link to their site.

Rachel’s Vineyard offers weekend retreats for post abortion help and healing. It is a ministry of Priests for Life.

Abby, the former abortion worker, now leads And Then There Were None, an organization that helps abortion clinic workers that want to leave the industry.

ATTWN seeks to end abortion from the inside out. We believe that the end of abortion starts with abortion clinic workers leaving their jobs and finding healing from their past work. That’s why, as former clinic workers ourselves, we’re committed to helping them through the ENTIRE journey.

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

6 Comments on “Unplanned and Post Abortion Help

  1. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this movie; and I’ve also heard parts of it are hard to watch. It’s years late, but so glad discussions are finally being held on this subject!

    1. Jerralea, I agree–years late. I hope it will have an impact on voters. I am dismayed that new U.S. House Rep. for my district is initiating a bill to repeal the Hyde Amendment which does not allow tax dollars for abortion (although Planned Parenthood has found a way around it, stating that the tax dollars they receive is for women’s health).

  2. Such love and compassion in your post. I pray God gives us opportunities to model what touched you most: “They were patient and available to her. They modeled kindness and loving concern.” The power of God’s loving and personal touch.

  3. Hello Carol and thanks for sharing your beliefs on abortion. It’s not surprising to understand the lack of discussion on the effects of abortion has on the women having them, the abortion workers as well as on the father. The two most talked about issues are pro-choice and God’s outlook on this heart-breaking disregard for human life. As a Christian, my stand on the issue is firm in pro-life. My mother was an activist for Birthright and spent many decades helping unwed women make the choice to give birth to their child. I live in the state of Georgia and recently a legislative bill is being presented to make abortions illegal once the unborn shows a heartbeat. This issue is heavy on my heart and I’m considering writing a book on the subject including the points you have brought into the light. Thank you for your service to God and may He continue to bless you, your family and friends.

    1. Hi Walter, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I’m glad to hear about the wonderful work of you mother. I am also glad that Georgia is taking a stand on this issue. Blessings to you and your family!

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