Think about what must be going through the mind of a woman who suspects she is pregnant and is afraid that her pregnancy would bring shame, rejection and hardship upon her. Combine that with the fear that she won’t be a good mom, that she’s not ready to be a mom and how she feels when all the people in her life telling her so. For many women, the first option they consider is abortion. The seemingly “easy” way out. The temptation is to keep her decision a secret to avoid shame and embarrassment. “It will be over before you know it.” “You can just take a pill and get on with your life.” It seems to some, it’s the right thing to do and that they have no other choice.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers make abortion even more accessible by the distribution of abortion pills through the mail. This often can be extremely traumatizing to a woman who is aborting her child at home. The pain, cramping, and bleeding can be quite shocking and painful and they are left to deal with the physical and emotional aftermath with no support. For those who choose abortion, whether they recognize it or not right away, there is a tremendous wound that settles in the soul of a woman. We have met with women who have had abortions 20 and 30 years ago who still grieve the loss of their child and regret their decision. At Soundview, we can help women and men recover and find the healing they need through our Post Abortive Recovery support system.
We believe God created women to give life, not take it. In fact, the name “Eve” in its Hebrew origin means “LIFE”. When a woman chooses to terminate her pregnancy through abortion she is going against her very nature of who she is as a woman. Much the same with a man, who was created by God to be the leader and protector of his family.
How can we help women be spared from making an abortion decision? With truth, love, compassion, resources, education and most importantly, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17. Instead of grief there is joy. Instead of regret, there is rejoicing. Instead of death, there is life.
We can win this battle and we are winning. One baby, one woman, one life at a time.