Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Abortion help

Doug Groothuis has recommended this 'Abortion Changes You' website, being promoted by Prison Fellowship specifically for women who are dealing with having had abortions, and those close to them.

I've not had a look at it yet, but it comes via Justin Taylor, whose judgement is reliable.

A commentary on the launch of the website from Prison Fellowship Ministry President Mark Earley:

Rarely have I been as moved emotionally as I have been by reading these stories.

There is the teenage girl whose parents insisted she have an abortion; the husband who drove his wife to the abortion clinic against his own better judgment and later watches his marriage unravel. One is about a grandmother who each year, as the date nears of her daughter’s abortion, silently mourns the loss of the grandchild she never knew. These stories will change you. They will make you look at this issue differently, just as the experience has changed the people involved.

The founder of the Abortion Changes You movement and author of the book Changed knows full well. Michaelene Fredenburg shares her own experience in the book. She says, “There are still many times that are painful for me. Mother’s Day is particularly difficult. The year my child would have graduated from high school was filled with pain. . . . If my child had gone to college, she would have graduated this year. This child would now be a young woman with gifts and abilities, hopes and dreams, her whole life ahead of her. There will always be a hole in my heart,” she says, “a hole in the fabric of our family and our community.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the Abortion Changes You Web site. It looks really helpful. However, it isn't by Prison Fellowship-- although PFI is sharing it widely.