Sometimes during the healing journey we can be assailed with thoughts of unforgivness and self hatred.
These thoughts can be intrusive, leaving little room for anything else going through our heads.
In times of attack like this what is the answer?
Pick up the phone and call someone who can help you in your healing journey, a friend who knows PA, a clergy member or a professional counselor...especially if youare involved in a post abortion program, PICK UP THE PHONE.
My number one rule..when I do not want to do something and have to cause violence to myself to do it..it is a sure sign I am definitely suppose to do it!
Recognize that even if you feel like you are going backwards you most likely you are not, you are just working through another layer of healing. Sometimes we feel better for a while then we feel like we are beginning all over again when in fact we are just going a little deeper into our healing because God wants to get to the core!
Most importantly pray and entrust yourself to God, who longs for your healing. Every time a crazy "stinking thinking" thought of abortion comes into your mind, say a prayer and offer it up for good(someone you know who is suffering...someone thinking of abortion etc etc)...turning it into a positive will most times cause the thoughts to flee.... remember..you are loved and forgiven..claim it! It is yours.....
Remember,He cannot come in if you do not open the door, but He is right there!
It all makes me wonder if hearts are getting so hard abortion is truly becoming destigmatized as the pro abortion lobby wants it to be. These kids grew up thinking abortion is ok...I fear the sin is on our hands for allowing it to be so....what a great injustice we have done to the unborn, women and society
A man in Jordan is reported to have been
charged with murdering his teenage daughter after he cut an unborn baby
he had fathered from her body.
The man confessed to raping his 19-year-old daughter for five years, judicial sources told the Jordan Times.
Police said the man, who has not been identified, handed himself in to police in the Zarqa region on Sunday.
The charges have shocked Jordanian officials who told reporters they had never seen anything like it.
In his testimony to police in the region north-east
of Amman, the 46-year-old man said after he discovered that his
daughter was pregnant with his child, he took a carpet-cutter and cut
her open with it.
He then removed thefoetus and threw it away, reports said.
"The 19-year-old woman died on Sunday morning of
severe internal bleeding after her father performed an abortion to get
rid of a five-month-old foetus to hide his crime," a police spokesman
told the Agence France Presse news agency.
He stitched up the wound, but he could not stop her bleeding and she died soon after.
crazy but all I kept thinking about when I was reading this horrific story was if they were here, he probably could have taken his daughter to Planned Parenthood, no questions asked. Makes you wonder how many victims of rape and incest get covered up in our country...
Not that we did not know this already, but so much for "safe" abortions....
Woman Dies From Botched Abortion at Marie Stopes Clinic as British Ads Run
Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor
England (LifeNews.com) -- As the Marie Stopes International abortion
business begins running abortion ads on television in England tonight,
news surfaces that a woman in India died from a botched legal abortion
at an MSI abortion center. She is one of several women to have died
recently in India from failed abortions.
to the Republica newspaper, a woman identified as Durga Devi Khadka
went to a Marie Stopes center for an abortion of her 10-week-old unborn
died at the MSI facility located in Damak Municipality-15 of Jhapa
district on Sunday night.
family members told the newspaper they blame the "shoddy"
practices and abortion practitioner at the Marie Stopes abortion business.
Police have detained Chitra Bahadur Karki, the owner of the abortion
center, for an investigation.
"We believe that an abortion can be an
act of love."Wow! That is one
of the statements on the site "45 million Voices", "What we
Here is their litany of beliefs:
Values and Beliefs
believe in the transformative power of speaking our abortion stories We believe every woman has
the right to choose abortion without judgment
We believe abortion is a normal choice
that women make
We believe in supporting women who have
had abortions, no questions asked
We believe when a woman
decides to have an abortion she is doing the very best she can We believe “pro-choice” and “anti-choice”
do not always speak to a woman’s experience, that there should simply be
We believe in honesty, truth-telling, and heart-to-heart communication
We believe in the power of voice to heal
wounds, and to give other women the courage to act and speak
We believe abortion providers must be
protected and supported by communities
We believe the stigma and shame associated
with abortion extends to abortion clinic staff, and these women and men
are included in our story telling
We believe in the ability
of women to make decisions for themselves and their family We believe that women have been terminating
unintended pregnancies for thousands of years and will continue to do so
with or with out the support of their family and society We believe that an abortion can be an act
It is interesting to note that the more
they attempt to make abortion normal and remove the stigma, the more
things seem to be turning in the other direction. It is
so sad to think that they can actually believe abortion is an act of love for
anyone, including themselves.
In reading about the founders, one, Kate gives as a
positive the fact that she worked for George Tiller and states she "has
held the hands of thousands of women before, during, and after their
I have held some of those same hands who have gone
to Tiller, but way after their abortion, when they have been filled with remorse,
and have been so distraught when they realized what they had done and how they
had been lied to.
of “Entering Canaan” has been a miracle to me. I feel like a bystander who God
has richly blessed to reveal His desire for this ministry. So much of its
inception flowed from His grace, and although The Sisters and I brought it materially
into being, it was truly born of His Spirit.
one of the biggest evidences of His grace was in naming the ministry. We had
been asked to write a manual for the post abortive work we were doing, but we
had no name for it, so we began to pray for God to reveal to us what it was He
wanted the ministry to be called. As so often has been the case in this work,
our name was revealed in the same way many other aspects of the ministry were; while
in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
doing a Holy Hour and thinking about everything but a name for the ministry, I
suddenly was hit in a very clear way with “Entering Canaan”. I remember
thinking, “What the heck is that suppose to mean God? How would this fit in
with post abortion healing?” I knew Canaan was
the Promised Land, but I had no clue as to how this would fit into the
ministry.I decided I would go home and
read the story of the Israelites journey.
moved through the books of the bible relating their journey, it began to make
so much sense that this would be the name. For the Israelites, the journey into
Canaan was filled with much trial and
tribulation. So many times they wanted to quit because they could not handle
the temptations and the many battles they had to fight. Some abandoned the
journey, some worshipped false gods, but others persevered and trusted in the
promise of God, that they should not fear, that He would be with them always,
even if they did not feel or see His presence, and that they would reach the
Promised Land. These bibles verses were so reminiscent of the journey to post
abortion healing I had to smile…of course “Entering Canaan”! Like the Israelites,
so many times we who are post abortive are tempted to quit our healing journey.
We want to turn back into denial, to worship false gods and believe the lies of
the devil. We do not trust the Lord being with us, but if we preserve, like the
promise to the Israelites His promises hold true to us.
amazement with God did not stop there. As I finished reading I was overcome
with awe when I noticed which book of the bible it was that the Israelites
actually entered Canaan. The book of Joshua.
The same name I had given my aborted son over twenty year before. It was as if God
had it planned from the beginning, and there was no doubt as to what the
ministry would be named.
“And so, the Lord gave to Israel the land
He had sworn to their fathers He would give them. Once they had conquered and
occupied it, the Lord gave them peace on every side, just as He has promised
their fathers. Not one of their enemies could withstand them; the Lord brought
all their enemies under their power. Not a single promise that the Lord made to
the house of Israel
was broken; every one was fulfilled.” Joshua 21: 43-45
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