Updated: Jan 23
Check out my story here on the CNN website. They did a feature on, “How Abortion Effects People.” http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-925589
As you read my story you’ll see that I had an abortion over the July 4th weekend in 1978, and that was 37 years ago. It is this time every year that I still remember it, by reflecting on how far I have come since then. Along with a new hairdo, working through the negative and trying to make something positive of my life. I’m thankful that I did something here on earth while there was still time and I’m alive and living. To put closure to that life experience that I struggled with for 20 years. Once I die, I can never go back and change things. Death has its finality like abortion does. Once you end the child’s life through abortion, you can never bring back their life again. Abortion cannot be reversed.
Telling my story requires uncommon courage that isn’t found in humanity. So often when I mention the word, “abortion,” the reaction from people is a response of running away because they think I just said, “leprosy.” No, then correcting them, I said the word abortion, not leprosy. I have to make sure that I put their minds at ease.
Cited from: Daily Hope with Rick Warren, Having the Courage to Stand Up, by
Rick Warren https://pastorrick.com/having-the-courage-to-stand-up-for-god/ March 05,2014. The Daily Devotional states: Uncommon Courage comes from standing up against the pressure in three areas of sanctity because they are areas that we disagree with the most; #1. The Sanctity of Life: God has a purpose for every unborn child; #2. The Sanctity of Sex: Sex is only for marriage; #3. The Sanctity of Marriage: One man and one woman for life. I believe my uncommon courage to share my story comes from God by putting my confidence in Him not myself.
I share my story with people so that you can be encouraged that life can get better. Sharing my story can be compared to something like someone else sharing their salvation story. They share it because they want you to be aware of salvation, what it is and how you can get it. That is what sharing my abortion story is like. I want you to be aware of abortion, what it is and how you can get better from it. There are not enough abortion stories shared and I was excited when CNN did this feature. We need to hear and read other people’s stories, so that we know we are not the only ones going through an emotional reaction that could be causing us to skip out on life in society today.
Looking back while reflecting, I’m thankful that I took time to work on healing from my abortion. Life is better today than 37 years ago. I’m thankful for the uncommon courage from God to continue sharing my story with you. I am thankful that CNN did the feature, “How Abortion Effects People,” of not only my story but includes many others. I have posted a couple more with their links so you can view them.