Please pray for this media event on December 4th in DC. I was suppose to be a presenter but, unfortunately, had to back out because of our Advent retreat this Saturday and the Lumina dinner on the 6th. Allan Parker, the speaker at our dinner is spearheading the event which has some great presenters and hopefully will draw media attention to the harm of abortion.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012/Christian Newswire --
On December 4, 2012, at the National Press Club in
Washington, D.C., an impressive and diverse group of experts and
witnesses with personal experience of abortion will present a three hour
media briefing and background session on the topic: "What Has 40 Years
of Abortion Done to America?"
WHO: Experts Including Women Hurt By Abortion
WHAT: Media Briefing
WHERE: National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: December 4, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ISSUE: The Impact of Abortion on Women, Families, and Society
The purpose of the briefing is to provide access to a broad spectrum
of experts, including women hurt by abortion, for news media preparing
news stories regarding the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.
All presenters will make their written statements available to be used
in any format, without embargo. Presenters will provide evidence,
documentation and background material that will assist all reporters in
preparing thoughtful analytical pieces that present both sides of the
issue of legalized abortion. The event is being hosted by The Justice Foundation.
Operation Outcry is a project of The Justice
Foundation and has now collected over 5,200 legally admissible
testimonies from women of how their abortion hurt them. Five of these
women will present their individual abortion stories showing the diverse
range of experiences of abortion and its aftermath. The U.S. Supreme Court
has cited Operation Outcry's testimonies for the proof that "some women
come to regret aborting the infant life they once created and
sustained..." "Severe depression and loss of esteem can follow." Gonzales v. Carhart (2007).
"Abortion Hurt Me Personally and Millions of Others" -- Carmen Pate
(Senior Director of Community in Action with Truth in Action) and
Operation Outcry Women Hurt by Abortion- Myra Myers, Rebecca Porter,
Julie Thomas and Cindy Collins
"Scientific Evidence That Abortion Hurts Women" -- Dr. Martha Shuping, MD, Psychiatrist
"Impact of Abortion on African-American Community" -- Dr. Alveda King, National, Spokesperson for Silent No More Awareness Campaign
"Impact of Abortion on Women's Health, Millions of Pre-Term Births" -- Dr. Freda McKissic Bush, MD, FACOG practicing OB-GYN in Jackson, Mississippi; Fellow in the American College OB-GYN
"Abortion Causes Breast Cancer" -- Dr. Angela Lanfranchi
MD FACS, Breast Cancer Surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of
Surgeons, and certified by the American Board of Surgery; Co-Founder and
President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
"Impact of Abortion on Men" -- Kevin Burke,
Rachel's Vineyard Licensed social worker; Co-Author of "Redeeming A
Father's Heart-Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery"
"Abortion Has Corrosively Politicized the Supreme Court" -- Allan Parker, Attorney and President, The Justice Foundation; Co-Host, "Faces of Abortion" Television Program; former Professor of Law
Jeanneane Maxon, VP of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel for Americans United for Life
"40 Years of Abortion Has Politicized Medicine and Science" -- Dr. Byron C. Calhoun,
MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA; Diplomate Board Certified by the American Board
of Obstetrics and Gynecology in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and in
the sub-specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; authored over 70 peer
review articles in the Obstetric and Gynecologic literature
"Are We Better Off After 40 Years?" Georgette Forney, Co-Founder of Silent No More Awareness Campaign
"Promises Unkept: 40 Years of Legal Abortion Has Failed to Lower Child Abuse, Crime, and Out of Wedlock Births" -- Michael New,
Assist. Professor of Political Science, Master's degree in Statistics
and a doctorate in Political Science from Stanford University in 2002
"Abortion in New York (Abortion Capital USA): Painful Lessons" -- Christopher Bell, President, Good Counsel
"Abortion Has Caused Increased Violence Against Women" -- Molly White, Founder and Director of Women for Life International -- USA
"Abortion's War on Possibility and the Beauty of Adoption," Ryan Scott Bomberger,
Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation (exposed the
disproportionate impact of abortion in the Black community and the
racism of Planned Parenthood; adoptee and adoptive father)
On January 22 there will be show on Knock TV named "Surrendering the Secret", a Christian TV show which will follow some women through a bible study in healing from abortion.
I am not sure how I feel about this. I cannot imagine people coming forward for healing for the first time being televised. I think of the desire for forgiveness and acceptance that many experience before healing and the willingness to do anything to repent. I wonder, do they have families, did their families know, have their children, if they have them, had a chance to heal first ? Do the recognize how this impacts children?
“The show is going to show them that abortion hurts women, and if they
become pregnant, abortion is not the right choice because of the
I pray that these women are not exploited for the pro life movement and that they never feel regret as they continue to heal, for doing this. Post abortive people should be ministered to for no other reason than they are children of God who He desires to heal...praying for these women...
What do you think?
New Reality Show Allows Women to ‘Surrender the
Secret’ of Abortion, Find God’s Forgiveness By Katherine Weber ,
Christian Post Reporter
“Surrender the Secret”, a new reality television slated to premiere on KnockTV in Jan. 2013, takes a fresh approach to the pro-life movement by following the journey of five women as they seek to find forgiveness from God for their past abortions.
The five women – Jill , Vanessa, Courtney, Jane, and Kelly – embark on an abortion-specific Bible study together during the ten episodes of the show’s season.
Geoffrey Rogers, president and CEO of KnockTV,
a new online Christian television network, said that by “surrendering”
their abortion “secret,” each woman is allowed to see the forgiveness
“We see them coming to the show with the pain and the grief they
have, and we see them come through to the healing and forgiveness of
God,” Rogers told The Christian Post.
The main message of the show is two-fold, according to Rogers. The
first message is to show women suffering from the consequences of an
abortion that there is “light at the end of the tunnel,” and the second
message is to show women of the next generation of pregnancy that
abortion is not the answer.
There is an article in the New York Times today about the canonization of Dorothy Day. I wrote a letter to the Times in response, but I doubt they will print it since they never print our letters...maybe they will surprise me...
In Hero of the Catholic Left, a Conservative Cardinal Sees a Saint
is a hero of the Catholic left, a fiery 20th-century social activist
who protested war, supported labor strikes and lived voluntarily in
poverty as she cared for the needy.
Patrick Semansky/Associated Press
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, of
which Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York is president, voted this
month to support Dorothy Day's canonization.
But Day has found a seemingly unlikely champion in New York’s conservative archbishop, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, who has breathed new life into an effort to declare the Brooklyn native a saint.
Cardinal Dolan has embraced her cause with striking zeal: speaking on
the anniversaries of her birth and death, distributing Dorothy Day
prayer cards to parishes and even buying roughly 100 copies of her
biography to give out last year as Christmas gifts to civic officials
including Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
This month, at Cardinal Dolan’s recommendation, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
voted unanimously to move forward with her canonization cause, even
though, as some of the bishops noted, she had an abortion as a young
woman and at one point flirted with joining the Communist Party.
Christmas is so secularized. It is not even
Advent yet..I want to slow down..I love the longing of the heart and
waiting in "glorious expectation". Allow yourself to wait, so He can fulfill that desire this Christmas..
Entering Canaan Entering Canaan is comprehensive post abortion ministry consisting of Day of Prayer & Healing, weekend Retreats and monthly Gatherings. It also includes a yearly "Mercy Renewal Retreat" which enables those involved in the ministry to come aside each year to grow more deeply in their healing and faith.
Lumina Hope & Healing After Abortion A post abortion ministry of Good Counsel, Inc., Lumina provides groups, retreat days, trainings, public speaking, & referrals to post abortion ministries, professional therapists and clergy.
Abortion Recovery International ARIN is an affiliate association, dedicated to connecting and assisting like-minded abortion recovery centers, programs and services; as well as individuals working within the field.
Ramah International Assistance for those hurting from post abortion syndrome through communication, resources, and local referrals.
Project Rachel The Catholic Church's healing ministry for those who have been involved in abortion.
National Office of Reconciliation and Healing A network of researchers and psychotherapeutic professionals working in the field within the U.S. and abroad, consulting on the formation of post-abortion support services within secular and religious settings.
Rachel's Vineyard Rachel's Vineyard retreats combines a unique and creative process for psychological and spiritual healing.
Safe Haven Ministries Safe Haven is a peer site for those who have had abortions to find comfort, hope, understanding, and healing.
Ramah International – Sydna Masse’s Blog
Ramah International, Inc. was founded by Sydna A. Masse, a post-abortive woman who experienced God’s healing touch eleven years after her abortion through a crisis pregnancy center’s ministry program.
After Abortion Life after abortion: News, opinion, personal experience, resources