This is very sad...a girl who went back to Planned Parenthood, asked for her abortion records and saw all the lies they told her and had posted on the forms. She asks the questions many women ask...pro women? Warning...Heart wrenching....pray for her
Met Matt & Kelly at the March for Life this year..you go! Thanks Matt!
From one post-abortive man to another: a response to MSNBC’s Toure Neblett
by Matt clinger
January 30, 2013 (KellyClinger) -
I want everyone reading this to understand that I am a post-abortive
dad of two children. I have found healing and pray that all those men
who are suppressing their pain and guilt will come to the one true
Person who can forgive their sins, even the sin of murder, Jesus Christ.
Toure begins by talking about a relationship he was in 15 years ago. He says, “I was in a committed relationship with a woman I knew was not the one. She also knew it probably wasn’t going to work out…” If you are in a relationship that you know isn’t going to work out, why continue to call it a "committed" relationship and stay in it?
Come, child. It's evening. Come to me
And sit with me once more.
Let's rock here while the others sleep.
Let's see-your sister's four;
The baby is three months today;
Your little brother's two,
And I have not decided if I'll tell them about you.
And you, you would be eight this year.
I do not know your name.
The color of your eyes, or hair,
Or where, or how, to blame.
The fear was all, the fear of change,
For I saw change as loss.
Against my dreams, my plans, my life
You seemed so small a cost,
Not knowing how your presence
Altered how I felt and thought,
Not knowing how you changed me
In the mix the hormones brought.
And you were not a child to me
But sickness, pain, and fear-
But oh, I know, I know you now,
Now that these three are here!
Your scent, your weight within my arms,
Your head upon my breast-
I did not know these things when I decided what was best.
And I am lost and so confused
And don't know how to feel,
For you, who were an illness,
Every year become more real;
Your sister and your brothers,
They proclaim you as they grow.
They make it harder still to face
The coldest truth I know:
What I knew and felt back then,
I cannot say I would not make
This saddest choice again.
Oh! My little lost unknown,
My first and neverborn,
Forgive the ignorance that sent you
To the dark, unmourned!
And no, it isn't every day
I find your shadow here;
Most times I'm far too busy
For reflection or for tears,
But sometimes, when the children sleep
And I have time alone,
I sit down in the dark, and rock,
And bring my baby home.
In November I married the love of my life. I met the one woman in the world chosen for me from all eternity, handpicked by God for her perfect combination of beauty, wit, charm, intelligence, and the very rare quality of being able to put up with my weaknesses and somehow love me even more for them. I am constantly humbled by her, because many times a week I realize yet another one of those imperfections. That is not to say she points them out to me, because she rarely does. Instead, her ability to patiently bear with me gives me the freedom to see them myself. However, that’s not what this post is about. I will definitely write more for married couples as I gain more wisdom from the mistakes I make (don’t worry, I’ll have enough for a blog- or maybe a book- soon enough.) Right now though, I want to give a nod towards the very large population of single men and women using the same means to find their vocation that Barbra and I did – online dating.
Let me first say that I am not claiming to have an objective or exhaustive list of principles to live by in the online dating world. I am simply sharing with you some of the observations I made during the year I was on and off dating websites. Disclaimer: In my case study of one, these worked. Your experience may be different.
Online Dating is Normal. This goes without saying for anyone already on a website, but online dating is not weird or awkward. There is nothing to be ashamed of if you want to join a dating website. Also, if you know someone who is dating online, or met their significant other online, you don’t need to give your social approval by saying, “ohhhh, that’s ok, that’s becoming so normal now. You shouldn’t feel weird at all. I know someone that met someone online.” We know it’s normal. Learning a few facts about someone before committing to a conversation attached to a drink at a bar is far more reasonable than hoping that a random encounter is going to work out.
Spent the weekend at the March for Life. Great turnout...I have heard up to 650,000.
Silent no More walked together and many gave testimony to their abortions in front of the Supreme Court. I have to admit though, what I enjoyed the most was Helen Alvare who I heard at the Cardinal O'Connor conference on Saturday...I wish this woman would run for President!
Here are a few pictures from the weekend.
Georgette Forney of SNM
Julia Holcomb, former GF of Steven Tyler giving testimony to her abortion in front of the Supreme Court
Professor Helen Alvare, a pro life, pro women power house of truth, wisdom and faith!
I have not seen this but I have to admit, a part of me just prays that the women who went through this healing on TV were in a place to do this with full knowledge. Many times thos epost abortive want so much to be accepted they do things so that they will be. It seems kind of scary to me that they would subject themselves to healing from an abortion on TV, but who knows...they are definitely in my prayers.
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
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