When regret and remorse begin to impact the lives of post-abortive women, a mother-daughter relationship like that can be torn apart. But Karen and Miriam actually drew closer, and they will talk about the healing they both found on “The Gospel of Life” at 6 o’clock tonight, March 3, on Radio Maria with host Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.
After receiving healing in 2003 through a post-abortion Bible study, Karen began facilitating Bible studies for other women. Karen also served as a regional coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign from 2004 to 2010 and was part of a team that led three 40 Days for Life Campaigns in 2009 and 2010. Karen has served on the board of directors of CHOICES Women’s Resource Center since 2010.
In 2013, she attended a Deeper Still weekend retreat and the Lord took her deeper still in her healing. After the retreat, Karen, her mother and two other women felt compelled to bring Deeper Still to Southern California and began a Chapter in Fallbrook, CA.
Karen is employed as an environmental consultant. She and her husband, Art, have been married since 1996.
Miriam has been involved in pro-life and abortion recovery ministries since 2006. She joined Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center as a bookkeeping volunteer and eventually became a board member and then board treasurer. As she watched Karen progress on her healing journey from her abortions, Miriam recognized the gravity of her own part in that journey. She says that she and Karen have been blessed to be able to work together to extend healing to others with abortion- wounded hearts, and she also has a yearning to bring restoration and healing to men and other family members who have been touched by abortion.
Miriam and her husband, Jim, are retired and have four children, more than 20 grandchildren (including blended and married) and six great-grandchildren.
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