It Wasn’t My Body, But It Was My Baby

In the summer of 1998 a friend and I spent an evening together. A few weeks later she told me she was pregnant, and it was mine. Neither of us expected it, and neither of us felt ready to raise a child together. We were not in love and thought it would be better to […]

God Can Use Your Church To Help Heal Post-Abortive Women – My Story

Statistically, it was inevitable that I would find myself outside the doors of an abortion facility. I was twenty years old and three months postpartum with my first child. I did many things I shouldn’t have done to end up in that position, and my life felt void of hope. Even so, like over 70% […]

Abortion’s Guilt

Tears filled her eyes as she told me her story: an older boyfriend, pressure to have sex, pregnant at fourteen, and an abortion to cover the shame. Even though she’d been raised in a Christian family, the weight of guilt that followed these early choices led to years of wandering. She questioned, “Is there grace […]

Why Post-Abortive Ministry Matters

I was 16 when I had my abortion. I carried it mostly alone that first year, but when it became too much to bear alone, I slowly invited more people into my pain—a friend, a youth pastor, and, eventually, my parents.  I’ll never forget sitting across the table from them my senior year of high […]

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