Almost three years ago, I wrote the most difficult article in all my years of writing. The article was about my abortion from before I was saved. I spoke in the piece of the horrific emotional and spiritual impact this had on me.
I wrote about the struggles within me and the ultimatum given me by my mother to have the abortion or lose my family.
It took me many weeks to muster up the courage to finally publish the article. I would find reasons why I should not open my life up in this way; but then I would feel the prompting of the Holy Spirit to go forward with this and publish it – in a leap of faith.
I am so glad that I obeyed the Voice of the Holy Spirit
Emails poured in to me for days. These emails were from sisters in Christ who had been suffering silently and agonizing over their decision to abort their baby.
It was truly heart-wrenching to read these emails. Many brought me to tears. I knew that although I received well over 200 emails, that the Lord wanted me to respond to each one.
I knew that, for these sisters, this would be the beginning of the healing process. I also knew that many of them had been believing the lies of the devil – “God will never forgive this sin! You murdered your own child!”
Jesus said this about the devil:
“He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44b).
I spent days responding to these precious sisters. That article was probably the most important piece I’ve written to date.
The Coffee Table Book to Celebrate Abortion
Now the Leftwing Feminists have the audacity to write a book titled “Shout Your Abortion!” as if the murder of an unborn child is an event of which to be proud. This is sick and so demonic.
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:12-14).
My commentary will be italicized:
[Amelia] Bonow encourages women to “send a message to every single person you see that it is possible to have an abortion without hating yourself for it and taking the self-hatred to the grave.”
When your conscience has been seared, then you have no way to regret anything in this life.
Predictably, the book has already received praise from the Left and from the pro-abortion movement.
Oh yes – very predictably.
“Shout Your Abortion embodies everything that society so desperately craves in this moment:
compassion over cruelty, fact over fiction, and storytelling over silence,” states Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “The shared experience of 1 in 4 women powerfully illustrated on these pages is tangible evidence of our collective strength when we join hands and speak our truth together.”
You speak lies because you have no truth in you. If you would repent and trust the Lord Jesus, you would then be filled with remorse, and you would begin to grieve for your murdered child.
The Washington Post’s Caitlin Gibson claims the book will help to “mark a significant tonal shift in the cultural conversation about abortion.”
So very sad that these proponents of murdering the unborn never speak of the life taken away. The aborted babies can never have a “conversation” about the agony and pain they suffered as they were ripped apart in their mother’s wombs.
“By presenting a collection of nuanced narratives, Shout Your Abortion aims to advance a message of broader acceptance: If your abortion experience was hard and sad, that’s okay,” she contends. “If your abortion experience wasn’t hard or sad, that’s also okay.”
The #ShoutYourAbortion movement will release a coffee table book that features “abortion stories” and “abortion art” in an effort to destigmatize abortions. According to KUOW Public Radio, the book is “not ashamed of its 43 abortion stories.”
…….And abortion art? How very sick and demonic to even say that abortion should be expressed in art!
Bonow and some of the other leaders of the movement have even taken to creating abortion fashion: clothes that feature phrases such as, “Everyone knows I had an abortion,” and “Abortion is normal.”
Abortion is anything but normal – unless of course you believe that murdering is “normal.”
“I think we should be making and engaging with all sorts of creative work about abortion, and of course fashion is part of that,” she said. “The way I see it, the conversation about abortion is starting to percolate to the surface in all kinds of ways, and stuff like abortion positive t-shirts are a part of the overall change.”
“Normalizing abortion” is exactly the motivation behind the coffee table book, according to Bonow.
We should be praying for these women.
“Our culture is all warped about abortion because the anti-choice movement has made abortion seem like a bad thing that bad people do, instead of a normal thing that normal people do,” she told KUOW. “SYA is simply empowering people to tell the truth about their lives.”
You see – they cannot even call us “Pro Life” because that would expose them as “Pro Death.”
Read rest of article here
I want to share my article once again. I believe that to do so is very necessary at this time:
Writing usually comes easy to me. Not so with this article. You see, I believe that the Lord wants me to be vulnerable, and to step out in faith. I believe that He wants to use me to help others. I pray that this will glorify the Lord and will help others who are bound by the lies of the evil one. I pray that this will bring reconciliation and peace with God to those who are in chains.
I’m going to tell you a story about me, of which I’m not proud; but it is part of my life, and the Lord has used it to shape and mold me. It happened ten years before I met the Lord Jesus and was born again in 1983.
I sang in a band in Washington, D.C., for a living back then. I had been brought up in the synagogue; but my family was more secular in their beliefs, especially my mom. I had been dating a fellow whom I thought really cared about me. I got pregnant, and soon found out that the man I was dating was not interested in a serious relationship. When he heard about my pregnancy, he told me to take care of it. Then I never saw him again.
I didn’t want to take care of it. I wanted to have the baby. I began searching for a home or somewhere I could go, where they would actually help me to have my baby and get me on my feet. I didn’t know about churches, being a Jew. I would wind up at counseling centers, but they were not able to actually help me. They just talked to me. One counselor told me to tell my parents. At that point, I knew that I needed to go to my mother and tell her.
When I told my mom, she very calmly said, “Don’t worry, I’ll help you to take care of it.” There it was again — that phrase that went right through me. Take care of it; first of all, what did that mean, and secondly, why call my baby an it?
I told my mom that I wanted to have the baby. That’s when she exploded. She yelled at me and told me that if I had this baby that I was not welcomed in their home ever again. I didn’t realize this at the time, but this was happening the same year as Roe Vs. Wade was enacted. Abortion had become legal on demand. My mom knew this.
My mother took me down to the abortion clinic. A counselor spoke with me and asked if I had any questions. I had many. What did my baby look like right now? The answer was “Just a clump of cells.” I asked how a clump of cells could be the beginnings of a baby. She told me that it was not a baby. I said that I had to think about this more.
My mother was furious, and didn’t talk to me on the way home. When we did get home, my mother said that she was going to give me a choice. Either I have the abortion, or never see the family again. I cried the whole night. I felt like I was not in control of my life. I was sad and angry. The next day, my mother took me back down to the clinic.
I was in the procedure room when a doctor came in and introduced himself. I told him that I still wasn’t sure that I wanted to do this. He rolled his eyes as he looked at the nurse. But then he said for me to just relax. He said that it was the best thing that I was doing. I was shaking. He began to gather his instruments, and they had a sheet over my middle. I got up and ran, crying hysterically. I saw my mother, and she was very angry. I went back in and allowed the abortionist to do his job.
My mom never told my dad what had happened. I’m pretty sure that she knew that dad would not be in favor of abortion. I wanted to die. I felt like a murderer. I was preoccupied with how I would die. It was the darkest time of my whole life.
Years went on, and I got married and had kids. Then, in 1983, after the suicide of my sister in law, I met the Lord Jesus Christ through a Christian couple who had baked food for us during the time of the funeral. I believed I was saved, but the memory of the abortion haunted me day and night.
I remember a pastor speaking on the horror of abortion and how the Lord hated it. I felt a sinking feeling inside, as if perhaps I wasn’t really saved. I kept thinking to myself “How can the Lord think of me as His own when I had done something so reprehensible. I couldn’t get this out of my mind. I wanted to tell someone, but I couldn’t run the risk of them kicking me out of the church. I was convinced that I had committed the unpardonable sin. I was also convinced that no other woman in that church had ever done something like this. I hated myself.
This went on for years. I read the Bible every day. I read verses like this:
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
I would think to myself that I did confess this awful sin to Him; and according to His Word, He was faithful and just to forgive me and cleanse me. I would suddenly feel like I had the victory over this, but soon that guilt would return, and I would be back in that dark place.
I had nightmares about my baby. I knew that he was with Jesus, but in my dreams I was trying to find him. I just wanted to hold him.
Then I heard a pastor speak on abortion having at least two victims – the baby and the mother, and even sometimes the father. I felt as if God Himself was speaking directly to me. The tears rolled down my cheeks as I listened to this godly man. He talked about repentance and forgiveness, and how God was waiting for those affected by what they had done to come to Him so that He could forgive them. That day, the Lord freed me from the nightmare of what I had done.
I began writing letters to the editor about abortion. I didn’t speak of my abortion, but I spoke truth about the babies who were being slaughtered. I wrote that these little ones were not clumps of cells. I would always get nasty rebuttals from the pro-death camp, but I didn’t care. I felt like the writing of the letters was a ministry of sorts. I needed to speak out for the babies!
We became part of a Baptist church where we placed hundreds of tiny blue and pink crosses in memory of the aborted babies. Still, I never talked about my abortion.
In the last few years, I heard of a group of women called “Silent No More.” These were women who had abortions and had been tormented over it. They wanted to speak out about this, so that other women who were agonizing over their sin would know that they were not alone. They also hoped that their ministry might help women who were contemplating having an abortion – to change their minds.
Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, is part of that group. She is a lovely lady, and her life is all about being part of the Pro-Life movement and Silent No More. She inspires me.
I love Pastor JD Farag; and hubby and I watch his prophecy updates each week. Last week, he spoke about the Planned Parenthood story which had just broken. Before he got into what he thought about the story, he made sure that if there were any women listening to him who had an abortion, he wanted to assure them that there is forgiveness at the Cross of Jesus Christ. This is so important for pastors to tell their congregations!
Did you know that studies have shown that the number of women in churches who have had abortions is just about the same as the women in the world? This shocked me at first. But then it confirmed the need for churches to minister to women who have done this in their lives — to lead them to the Cross for forgiveness. The evil one constantly whispers his despicable lies to the children of God. He accuses us before our God day and night:
“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:10).
Are you a Christian woman who had an abortion, who still struggles with receiving God’s forgiveness? Do you know of a sister in Christ who is going through an agonizing time over this? Are you thinking of having an abortion or know someone who is? I pray that this article will be used by God to bring His forgiveness and mercy to those who are tormented by their sin. I also pray that anyone who is thinking of having an abortion will see the impact this sin has on a person for the rest of their life.
Did you know that the only unforgivable sin is to reject Christ and die without Him? When the devil speaks lies to you and tells you that you will not be forgiven, do this…..
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
Satan has no power over you, child of God! He is a liar and the father of them. He is the author of confusion. Learn to say to him “Get thee behind me Satan!”
I was afraid when I first thought that the Lord wanted me to write this. I spoke to my hubby about it. He was apprehensive too. We knew that this would open me up to possible attacks from unbelievers. We prayed about this. We both felt that it was worth the risk of backlash and ridicule, because writing this is glorifying to God.
God sent Jesus to the Cross so that men and women could be reconciled to Him. Jesus paid the price for all of our sin. If He had not done that, we would die in our sins and all be bound for hell. I believe that God wanted me to write this, because He wanted to tell the women who are being held captive by the lies of the evil one, that if you come to Him in repentance for the abortion and ask His forgiveness, He will forgive you! And then He can use you in His battle for the lives of the unborn.
You can be Silent No More! – source
When I was writing this article, I thought that it would be so powerful to have our own “Coffee Table” book about the women who regret their abortions. If you feel led, please write to me with your story.
If this does become a book – be sure that I will never use anyone’s name.
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