- Posted February 15, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Have you had an abortion?
Because Abortion Effects Everything! ™
Abortion Effects Everything!
Think about it. It does!
It impacts our marriages and our most intimate bonds with each other.
It sneaks about in our families and with friends. It hides out in our neighborhoods.
It whispers in our church and murmurs in the body of Christ.
It infects our society and infiltrates our schools.
It attaches itself to the media and takes over our politics.
It’s not just a simple word that explains a medical procedure. It effects our community in ways that no other topic does.
But it goes deeper than that!
We as a society, don’t know how to respond.
Families are not talking about the subject matter. Not because they don’t want to, but because they don’t know what to say or how to say it.
Many times, parents themselves may be hurting from their own abortion experience. And so the cycle of silent pain continues...their children have abortions and so on, and so on.
Friends drive each other to the clinic and then never speak about it again. This "surgery" literally changes a person's life forever... and we are suddenly mute!
People around the globe are in silent pain because of this simple, legal procedure...
It's time to heal those hurting!
Why? Because the dysfunctional cycle needs to end.
Because healing from a decision that leaves huge scars on our families and friends, our church and our communities is possible. Because abortion effects everything!
My name is Stacy Massey and I am the President and Founding Partner of Abortion Recovery InterNational (ARIN), an international association of peer, professional and pastoral counselors helping families work through the emotional, psychological and spiritual pain of abortion.
We receive over 100 requests PER DAY from individuals and families looking for after abortion help. Over 250,000 hurting people have contacted us just in the last 5 years.
One simple, quick and legal abortion can impact 40-50 people in a lifetime. Abortion effects everyone!
We believes that society deserves a balanced discussion!
Our youth should be able to talk about this safely in the privacy of their own homes with their parents.
Parents should be able to deliver the facts without the emotional complications of their own post-abortion pain.
Pastors should be able to speak about the component of healing and the impact it would have on the body of Christ, without being charged with a “political” stance.
Compassionate dialoge will change the heart of our nations!
We know not everyone is immediately impacted by an abortion choice... but those that are... deserve help! And they deserve help without judgement, condemnation or any stigma!
A loving discussion may lead a couple through recovery and reconcile their marriage. A mother who finally tells her daughter about the pain of her own abortion, may save the lives of her grandchildren. A sibling, who always felt someone is "missing", may finally understand their beloved brother or sister truly did exist at one point.
Suicide, drugs or alcohol need not be the answer to the grief, guilt or shame of abortion. A forgiving God, loving family and friends, group or church support ... Those could and should be the answer!
Abortion Recovery InterNational encourages and extends healing to those impacted by abortion. We enlighten society and educate the community. We’re able to establish and equip a world-wide association of Compassionate Abortion Recovery Efforts. Why?
Because society needs it!
And because the death of my own two children to abortion prompted me to "do something" to help others. Abortion trauma does not discriminate. It doesn't matter how much money you make, where you live, the color of your skin or which gender you claim. The pain of abortion is everywhere.
Abortion Effects EVERYTHING and EVERYONE!
Luckily, Abortion Recovery can help!
If you, or someone you know, suffer emotionally, physically, psychologically or spiritually after abortion, find help at: AbortionRecovery.org
If you provide after abortion assistance, please contact us for partnership options at: arinin.org
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