Abortion Healing Overlooked By Pro Life Movement — World Net Daily has a profound article concerning a part of the abortion debate often ignored, namely the wounds caused by those who had abortions.
For many abortion is a deep wound that must be healed, says Karen Ellison, the founder of Deeper Still Ministries in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“People with abortion-wounded hearts are constantly managing the stuffed pain,” she says. “If you don’t have a hope that someone will forgive you and help you heal, your response is more one of anger and defensiveness. You’re not going to let these people take you down.”
Ms. Ellison operates healing retreats for those who had abortions including in China. She notes that 98 percent of abortions happen outside the United States.
The biggest demographic segment at the retreats, she said, are women in their 50s, she said. Women in their 20s who have had an abortion tend to be in denial, but by the time they reach their 40s, “they begin to look back on life and have a lot of regrets.”
She said that when they reach their 60s and 70s, they say: “I don’t want to go to my grave with this on my conscience. Are you telling me there is a way out? Are you telling me I can have peace before I die?”
She also said men attend expressing regret for not fighting for the unborn child.
Ms. Ellison, who was motivated to start her ministry from an abortion she had as a college student, longs for the day when abortion will become not only “illegal but unthinkable.”
It’s a good article. You can read the whole thing here.