This article from the National Catholic Register is from 2012, but worth repeating, as we always get calls from people finding out that the person in their relationship has had an abortion.
Abortion impacts us all.
When Couples Struggle With the Deep, Dark Secret of Past Abortions (673)
Let sleeping dogs lie? Or reveal it so the marriage will be based on truth? A Catholic post-abortion counselor offers advice.
by THERESA BONOPARTIS 05/10/2012 Comments (1)
In the sacrament of marriage, couples promise to love one another “for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish ...”
“For better or for worse” would seem to include the ugliness of our sins.
In making this commitment, we are free to be our true selves and to learn and grow in the love of God, trusting that the other person will always be there for us — even when, in our human weakness, we fail.
There are varied opinions as to whether a person needs to disclose a prior abortion to their future spouse before marriage. Some feel that if one does not, the marriage is not based on truth; while others advise, “Let sleeping dogs lie.”