Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States. There have been over 52,000,000 lives lost to abortion in our country. Most people do not know that abortion is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in the United States. At least 1.2 million abortions are reported each year. Contrary to common perception, abortion is not rare and most likely has affected many people whom we know. By the age of 20, 1 in 7 women has undergone at least one abortion. By the age of 45, 1 in 3 women has had at least one abortion.
There are many men and women who have never shared with anyone about the abortion in their past. So many times I hear, “I just can’t be forgiven…of this.” I want you to know that there is hope and healing from the pain of abortion.
Today, a new online TV station called KNOCK TV launched a new online series called “Surrendering the Secret.” This series chronicles a small group of women as they come together and work through an abortion recovery Bible study. These women have agreed to be vulnerable and open to the world in the hopes that their transparency will be beneficial to others who are still holding that shame inside.
I urge you take time and watch this episode. There will be more to follow as the women work their way through the study. If you have abortion in your past, it might help you to see others who have been where you have been and see how they are coping with it. If you don’t have abortion in your past, you probably know someone who does and this series will help you to be more sympathetic with those who are dealing with the after effects of abortion.
At Raffa Clinic we offer a Bible study similar to the weekly study featured in this program. If you are interested in participating, you can get more information by contacting us (confidentially) through the Contact Us tab on this page. If you would like to contact someone directly, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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~Threesa Sadler, Executive Director