Article on siblings highlighting Renee, a woman who came to our Entering Canaan Sibling retreat at Lumina...
by Brad Mattes | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 3/7/14 5:39 PM
Throw a stone into a pond and the waters don’t remain still. At the point it breaks the surface, the water is disrupted by a small wave that continues rising ring after ring, expanding ever outward. While the point of impact may seem relatively small, the ensuing waves reach out in greater size, disturbing previously peaceful waters. This illustration reminds me of abortion’s effect. The point of impact may start small. We’re told it’s just a choice between a woman and her doctor. Yet, the consequences spread to the baby’s father, other family members and potentially siblings—both older and younger.
Pro-abortion activists deny that there are any long-term effects of abortion on women. So, it’s no surprise they refuse to acknowledge how abortion is damaging to the lives of others. In a recent column of “Dear Abby,” a mother writes with concern for her daughter. Out of spite, her ex-husband told their teenage daughter that her mother had a past abortion. Now, she worries about how this may be impacting their daughter. Rather than offer counsel or advice, Abby’s response is, “The fact that you aborted a child before your daughter’s birth has nothing to do with her.”
the rest is here: Abortion's Forgotten Victims
We at Lumina have not forgottenthem. For the past 5 years we have offered a day retreat for the siblings of aborted babies. This coming year we will be havingour first weekend. Stay tuned for the dates.