Sunday, September 12, 2010

Abortion and One Woman's Past, Present, and Future

"Tabitha" discusses her abortion experience on The Catholic Revolver with Jerry.

Click on the link to listen to a very moving discussion between Jerry and "Tabitha," a brave woman who shares the circumstances and experience of the abortion she had as a young woman, what led her to regret aborting her child, her relationship with her next child, her advice for other women, and what she suggests those considering abortion do before they make the wrong choice and abort their child or children.

Some things worth highlighting from the show:

Tabitha recommends that mothers considering abortion research the procedure rather than relying on what others say about it, and that they see images of the child they are considering terminating.

She also recommends women who are considering an abortion talk to a holy priest, and reach out to someone they trust.

She acknowledged that there are resources available to help pregnant women, and reminds them that there are people willing to help. Should they feel they are not ready to raise a child, there are people willing to adopt their children.

The story of Tabitha's Godchild is very moving and a stark reminder that our choices have very real consequences for ourselves and for other people.

She reminds us that trusting, impressionable teenagers, young adults, and even adults assume that what is legal is moral, even though that is not always the case as we see with legalized abortion. What a reminder that is to us that we have an obligation to pass moral laws, including a law that protects every person's life from conception to natural death.

Tabitha reminds us that the consequences of abortion are very real and very destructive.

She encourages us to make it a law that anyone who is considering an abortion should be required to see an image of the baby (or babies).

Jerry added that we must remember that children are created by God and are not ours to do with what we choose.

It is important to understand that regret for terminating a pregnancy may be felt immediately, soon after the abortion, or any time later as was the case for Tabitha. Many mothers never wanted to have an abortion in the first place but felt that they had no other option or were coerced into having one. Healing is necessary also for fathers, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings, cousins, and friends.

Regardless of when remorse and regret manifest themselves, regardless of the circumstances, if you were involved in or have been affected by abortion, know that help is available.

If you or someone you know
is suffering from the trauma of abortion,
help and healing are available.
Rachel's Vineyard:

If you or someone you know
is in need of pregnancy assistance,
please contact
Heartbeat International:

To learn more about the realities of abortion,
Silent No More Awareness:

"The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is an effort to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women, men, and their families. Our hope is that the emotional and physical pain of abortion will no longer be shrouded in secrecy and silence, but rather exposed and healed. Believing that women deserve better than abortion we pray this effort will make abortion unthinkable as every culture develops ways to help women and men embrace their pre-born children."

Be sure to listen in to this very powerful Catholic Revolver With Jerry.
Thank you "Tabitha" for sharing your story.

God is at work in you!

Prayer To End Abortion

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord.


Priests for Life