… I suspect stories like this will start to become more commonplace.
At least I hope they do.
Not to mean that I enjoy reading about women struggling with the guilt and depression associated with being post-abortive. I mean that I hope more women who have a wide audience and the public’s attention, like Hollywood celebrities, will start speaking out against abortion with regularity.
When they share their painful stories it is a powerful witness. With each new headline the curtain draws back a little more, showing the public the real horror and pain that abortion does to women. It damages them. Sometimes beyond repair.
Abortion is so painfully misogynistic. I’ll never understand how any woman can rally for it after all we’ve learned about reproduction, prenatal development, and the health risks associated with abortion.
I wouldn’t wish an abortion on my worst enemy. Yet everyday woman are being persuaded to terminate their pregnancies by people who profess to love them most; husbands, boyfriends, parents, even friends.
Toni Braxton is the most recent celebrity to talk about the guilt she felt after having had an abortion . Arina O. Grossu, at National Review, published an excellent article a few days ago about Ms. Braxton and other celebrities who’ve begun sharing their painful past.
What do Toni Braxton, Sharon Osbourne, Sherri Shepherd, Sinead O’Connor, Stevie Nicks, and Charlotte Dawson have in common?
They’ve all had abortions.
In her recently published memoir, Unbreak My Heart, Toni Braxton revealed that she was wracked with guilt after she had an abortion. [read more]
Sharon Osbourne and I both have a condition called incompetent cervix resulting from the trauma placed on the cervical tissue causing it to weaken or scar.
Grossu continues on to detail each celebrity’s struggle with being post abortive. Each story punctuating the profound sadness, guilt, and lasting effects abortion has had on their lives. I encourage you all to take a moment and read the piece in it’s entirety and share it with any woman considering abortion.
And I cannot say this enough, if you are post-abortive and looking to heal please contact Rachel’s Vineyard. The services they provide are life changing.