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“I was trying to find options but I didn’t have anyone to talk about options with... I didn’t want to be around anyone until I realized, I might need to go through this myself.”
- Kyra
📽: @secondcollective 
#postabortion #recovery #support #love
“I was trying to find options but I didn’t have anyone to talk about options with... I didn’t want to be around anyone until I realized, I might need to go through this myself.” - Kyra 📽: @secondcollective #postabortion  #recovery  #support  #love 
Did you know that statistics show that one out of three women has had an abortion? At the Pregnancy Clinic we offer a Post Abortion Bible Study to help those who are struggling with a past abortion. If you or someone you know is looking for healing from a past abortion, we're here to help. #postabortion #abortionhurtswomen #abortionrecovery www.helphopeandhealing.org/PAS
Did you know that statistics show that one out of three women has had an abortion? At the Pregnancy Clinic we offer a Post Abortion Bible Study to help those who are struggling with a past abortion. If you or someone you know is looking for healing from a past abortion, we're here to help. #postabortion  #abortionhurtswomen  #abortionrecovery  www.helphopeandhealing.org/PAS
As Summer turns to Autumn and the leaves on the trees begin changing hues and the air gets a bit cooler, my heart remembers...
This is the time of year he'd be turning 8....
Sometimes it feels like I have no right to feel or express my grief since it was a choice I made. But that is a lie and I share so other women and men carrying this regret are free to speak the truth.
Read more on my blog ~ link in profile. #LukeShiloh❤️
As Summer turns to Autumn and the leaves on the trees begin changing hues and the air gets a bit cooler, my heart remembers... This is the time of year he'd be turning 8.... Sometimes it feels like I have no right to feel or express my grief since it was a choice I made. But that is a lie and I share so other women and men carrying this regret are free to speak the truth. Read more on my blog ~ link in profile. #LukeShiloh ❤️
Following their report on the shocking findings from the CQC on the Marie Stopes in #Maidstone, the Daily Mail is looking for women's stories.

#abortion #MarieStopes #prochoice #speakout #WomenSpeakForThemselves #WeCareAboutWomen #postabortion #postabortionrecovery #abortionindustry
Pray for clergy who minister to couples with unexpected pregnancy and abortion.  Use “The Life Rosary”—200 intercessory prayers, one before each Hail Mary.  Available at your local Catholic bookstore, Amazon.com, and Caritaspress.org. #abortion #pregnancy #preborn #unborn #40daysforlife #postabortion #postabortive #priest #rosary #catholic
Lord, heal the hearts of post-abortive couples who are hurting.  You can pray for these men and women too in “The Life Rosary”—an intercessory prayer book with 200 petitions for all those affected by unexpected pregnancy and abortion.  Available at your local Catholic bookstore, Arizona.com, or Caritaspress.org. #abortion #pregnancy #40daysforlife #unborn #preborn #rosary #catholic #postabortive #postabortion
LATEST RELEASE of our Post Abortion Brochure - Information about the potential consequences of an abortion and the support for dealing with them. Available for purchase here
http://www.saveoneeurope.org/en/Shop-1.htm
#postabortion#help#europe#new#shop
LATEST RELEASE of our Post Abortion Brochure - Information about the potential consequences of an abortion and the support for dealing with them. Available for purchase here http://www.saveoneeurope.org/en/Shop-1.htm #postabortion #help #europe #new #shop 
One of our goals this year is to connect with all of the life-affirming ministries and organizations in Pittsburgh!  We want to hear about what you are doing and share what we're doing - because we are stronger together!
If you are involved with a group in Pittsburgh, reach out to us!
EmbraceLife@northway.org
One of our goals this year is to connect with all of the life-affirming ministries and organizations in Pittsburgh! We want to hear about what you are doing and share what we're doing - because we are stronger together! If you are involved with a group in Pittsburgh, reach out to us! EmbraceLife@northway.org
"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." J.R.R. Tolkien

If you are post-abortive, please visit silentmoreawareness.org for help.
"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." J.R.R. Tolkien If you are post-abortive, please visit silentmoreawareness.org for help.
Sad but true. Oh boy how I wish we had the right to self preservation... I ENVY YOU AMERICANS! 
Partners-@the_alt_knights
la #lasvegas #PrayForVegas #NRA #gunrights #GunControl #socialism #socialismisforfags #starvation #poverty #karlmarx #lenin #sovietunion #death #disabled #racism #nazi #freedom #liberty #lifelibertyproperty #liberterian #randpaul #1984 
#conservative #rightwing  #abortion #postabortion #freespeech #freedomofspeech  #Islam #religionofpeace
Sad but true. Oh boy how I wish we had the right to self preservation... I ENVY YOU AMERICANS! Partners-@the_alt_knights la #lasvegas  #PrayForVegas  #NRA  #gunrights  #GunControl  #socialism  #socialismisforfags  #starvation  #poverty  #karlmarx  #lenin  #sovietunion  #death  #disabled  #racism  #nazi  #freedom  #liberty  #lifelibertyproperty  #liberterian  #randpaul  #1984  #conservative  #rightwing  #abortion  #postabortion  #freespeech  #freedomofspeech  #Islam  #religionofpeace 
When I was a little girl I dreamed of singing & songwriting.. that dream seemed lost, buried under sin & shame of choices made.. then I met Jesus & He placed a guitar back in my hands..I hadn't played for 30 years.. when I saw this painting it reminded me that my dreams have wings & they flew back to me.. I love it more then I can express. @deannart #deannartlove artlove #postabortion #surrenderedsecrets #redeemeddreamsI
When I was a little girl I dreamed of singing & songwriting.. that dream seemed lost, buried under sin & shame of choices made.. then I met Jesus & He placed a guitar back in my hands..I hadn't played for 30 years.. when I saw this painting it reminded me that my dreams have wings & they flew back to me.. I love it more then I can express. @deannart #deannartlove  artlove #postabortion  #surrenderedsecrets  #redeemeddreamsI 
'Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise' 🌞 How beautiful is the sun today 🏖 If you feel stuck in the dark night with your troubles, we'd love to help you through them. We've got the sun streaming in, a hot cup of coffee and a listening ear. #comekeepuscompany #letstalkpregnancy #pregnancyhelp  #pregnancycrisis #letushelpyouwithyour #postabortiongrief #postabortion #enjoythesunshine
Sharing a quote from another former Restore client. Celebrating the new direction she's so confidently moving in! #wholeagain #abortionstories #postabortion #prairiepath #wheatonil #dupagecounty
Our counsellors are always ready to chat about any problem or question to do with unplanned or problematic pregnancy; post termination issues; post natal depression; infertility; and all pregnancy loss including miscarriage, abortion and stillbirth. We offer face the face appointments in Woolloongabba, Brisbane or can coordinate phone, internet or local support across Australia and internationally. 
#unplannedpregnancy #unplanned #pregnancycounselling #pregnancy #pregnant  #empoweringwomen #supportwomen #support #Queensland #choice #truechoice #realchoice  #miscarriage #postabortion #empoweringwomen #stillbirth #pregnancyloss #pregnancyloss #woolloongabba
Our counsellors are always ready to chat about any problem or question to do with unplanned or problematic pregnancy; post termination issues; post natal depression; infertility; and all pregnancy loss including miscarriage, abortion and stillbirth. We offer face the face appointments in Woolloongabba, Brisbane or can coordinate phone, internet or local support across Australia and internationally. #unplannedpregnancy  #unplanned  #pregnancycounselling  #pregnancy  #pregnant  #empoweringwomen  #supportwomen  #support  #Queensland  #choice  #truechoice  #realchoice  #miscarriage  #postabortion  #empoweringwomen  #stillbirth  #pregnancyloss  #pregnancyloss  #woolloongabba 
At CAPS, we can help to educate you about your options. If you are considering abortion, please find educational resources on our website (link in bio).
At CAPS, we can help to educate you about your options. If you are considering abortion, please find educational resources on our website (link in bio).
Protected or Trapped? The goal is to feel safe and free. If you want to discus your experience after abortion, please contact us!  #artupclose Detail of painting by Mendel and Marie Samuelson.  #napervilleart #postabortion #setfree #naperville #chicagoland
People reach out to me on a regular basis to ask what I'd say/write to someone they know who is facing an unintended pregnancy and is considering abortion. I thought it'd be a good idea to share my heart in an open letter, so I have it always ready to share and so others can share it too. 💕
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Dear Pregnant Girl Considering Abortion, 
How can a positive sign on a pregnancy test change everything so abruptly? 
Yet somehow it does.
My heart goes out to you because I know how alone and terrified you must be feeling. I know that multiple possible futures are flashing through your mind and you're feeling the immense stress of trying to figure out which one is best. Not only for you, but for someone else now too.
I can truly say "I get it" because I do. These are not empty words, but words from someone whose walked in similar shoes. Twice. 
I know the fear, the dread, and the shame that are all-consuming, sweeping over your entire being. It can feel like you are the first person whose gone through this and that somehow your circumstances are uniquely challenging, causing abortion to seem like the most reasonable and desirable choice. 
The first time I faced an unintended pregnancy, I chose to have an abortion. I took the little pill that I thought would solve all my problems. It didn't.
Blinded by my fear, I thought my pregnancy was a problem that needed fixing. After all, I was only 19, was not married, and not in a place in my life where I thought I was ready to welcome a child into this world. There are many reasons why I sought out an abortion.
Because I was only 6 weeks gestation and it wasn't a surgical procedure, I convinced myself it wasn't really an abortion. After all, I hadn't felt any fluttering in my belly yet, hadn't heard my baby's heartbeat, and hadn't seen my belly growing round with life.
Culture told me I could decide whether or not I was ready to be a mother. I know it's easier to think of this as a pregnancy, rather than a baby. I wish I had known my baby's heart had already begun beating. I wish I had realized that my child had its own unique DNA that would never be replicated again.
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People reach out to me on a regular basis to ask what I'd say/write to someone they know who is facing an unintended pregnancy and is considering abortion. I thought it'd be a good idea to share my heart in an open letter, so I have it always ready to share and so others can share it too. 💕 ••• Dear Pregnant Girl Considering Abortion, How can a positive sign on a pregnancy test change everything so abruptly? Yet somehow it does. My heart goes out to you because I know how alone and terrified you must be feeling. I know that multiple possible futures are flashing through your mind and you're feeling the immense stress of trying to figure out which one is best. Not only for you, but for someone else now too. I can truly say "I get it" because I do. These are not empty words, but words from someone whose walked in similar shoes. Twice. I know the fear, the dread, and the shame that are all-consuming, sweeping over your entire being. It can feel like you are the first person whose gone through this and that somehow your circumstances are uniquely challenging, causing abortion to seem like the most reasonable and desirable choice. The first time I faced an unintended pregnancy, I chose to have an abortion. I took the little pill that I thought would solve all my problems. It didn't. Blinded by my fear, I thought my pregnancy was a problem that needed fixing. After all, I was only 19, was not married, and not in a place in my life where I thought I was ready to welcome a child into this world. There are many reasons why I sought out an abortion. Because I was only 6 weeks gestation and it wasn't a surgical procedure, I convinced myself it wasn't really an abortion. After all, I hadn't felt any fluttering in my belly yet, hadn't heard my baby's heartbeat, and hadn't seen my belly growing round with life. Culture told me I could decide whether or not I was ready to be a mother. I know it's easier to think of this as a pregnancy, rather than a baby. I wish I had known my baby's heart had already begun beating. I wish I had realized that my child had its own unique DNA that would never be replicated again. (Continued below 👇🏼)
"I feel the program was absolutely amazing. I was set free from guilt and pain. The homework was time-consuming and painful, but necessary. The connection within the group and the non-judgmental feedback were very healing."
- Post Abortion Support group member.
"I feel the program was absolutely amazing. I was set free from guilt and pain. The homework was time-consuming and painful, but necessary. The connection within the group and the non-judgmental feedback were very healing." - Post Abortion Support group member.
"I don't want to get over it because that's all I really have." >>> You can get to a different place. #peace #postabortion #hereforyou #willowbrook #chicagoburbs
God restores ❤. .
I've been gone for awhile and for good reason 😉. .
I created JadenLove as a place for healing and restoration, for myself and other women who were dealing with postabortion trauma, guilt, and grief. .

Shortly after, I got engaged, married, pregnant with the child doctors told me I may never have due to PCOS, and gave birth to the most beautiful little boy on June 2nd. .
Whatever you're going through, know that God can forgive you. Now it's up to you to forgive yourself and heal your heart so that God can use you for a greater purpose and bless you. .
I'm a living testimony that God does restore ❤.
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You can follow my other page @simplisticchic_ where I talk more about my journey with PCOS and my natural health journey. 
#postabortion #abortion #healing #womenshealth #womensempowerment #faith #believe
God restores ❤. . I've been gone for awhile and for good reason 😉. . I created JadenLove as a place for healing and restoration, for myself and other women who were dealing with postabortion trauma, guilt, and grief. . Shortly after, I got engaged, married, pregnant with the child doctors told me I may never have due to PCOS, and gave birth to the most beautiful little boy on June 2nd. . Whatever you're going through, know that God can forgive you. Now it's up to you to forgive yourself and heal your heart so that God can use you for a greater purpose and bless you. . I'm a living testimony that God does restore ❤. . You can follow my other page @simplisticchic_ where I talk more about my journey with PCOS and my natural health journey. #postabortion  #abortion  #healing  #womenshealth  #womensempowerment  #faith  #believe 
TROUBLED BY A PAST ABORTION THERE IS HOPE!
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Did you know we have a post-abortion outreach called HOPE -
Helping Others With Post-Abortion Experiences - If you are troubled by an abortion in your past or know someone who is, we want to help. We will be having a confidential, healing Bible Study called “Forgiven & Set Free” beginning on Sept. 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm. This study will be held at Life Choices of Memphis 5575 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis, TN 38134
◽️◽️◽️ If you are interested in being a part of this next Study,
please call 388-1172 or 388-6262.
Ask to speak with Amanda Perry, LCSW to ask any questions and/or to schedule a one-time meeting in preparation for the study.💟
TROUBLED BY A PAST ABORTION THERE IS HOPE! ✨✨✨ Did you know we have a post-abortion outreach called HOPE - Helping Others With Post-Abortion Experiences - If you are troubled by an abortion in your past or know someone who is, we want to help. We will be having a confidential, healing Bible Study called “Forgiven & Set Free” beginning on Sept. 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm. This study will be held at Life Choices of Memphis 5575 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis, TN 38134 ◽️◽️◽️ If you are interested in being a part of this next Study, please call 388-1172 or 388-6262. Ask to speak with Amanda Perry, LCSW to ask any questions and/or to schedule a one-time meeting in preparation for the study.💟
Sally called our helpline in late 2014 to consider her options around her unplanned and problematic pregnancy.
She was far away and couldn’t make it to Brisbane for a face to face call. At the end of this call she said she felt empowered and informed and wanted to continue her pregnancy in the face of an enormous amount of odds – from a drug addicted partner to major pelvic complications.
However, in the week that followed, her family and friends pressured her to abort.
Yet she felt comfortable and confident in the care of our counsellors to make contact for some post abortive healing and is now 20 weeks pregnant at the time of writing this, is in a good relationship with the Father of this baby and is getting quality life-affirming medical care.

#care #share #unplannedpregnancy #unplanned #pregnancycounselling #pregnancy #pregnant #Brisbane #Australia #gabba #empoweringwomen #supportwomen #support #Queensland #choice #truechoice #realchoice  #voice  #listening #postabortion
Sally called our helpline in late 2014 to consider her options around her unplanned and problematic pregnancy. She was far away and couldn’t make it to Brisbane for a face to face call. At the end of this call she said she felt empowered and informed and wanted to continue her pregnancy in the face of an enormous amount of odds – from a drug addicted partner to major pelvic complications. However, in the week that followed, her family and friends pressured her to abort. Yet she felt comfortable and confident in the care of our counsellors to make contact for some post abortive healing and is now 20 weeks pregnant at the time of writing this, is in a good relationship with the Father of this baby and is getting quality life-affirming medical care. #care  #share  #unplannedpregnancy  #unplanned  #pregnancycounselling  #pregnancy  #pregnant  #Brisbane  #Australia  #gabba  #empoweringwomen  #supportwomen  #support  #Queensland  #choice  #truechoice  #realchoice  #voice  #listening  #postabortion 
My friend Hannah in the U.K. 🇬🇧 was so sweet to remember my family at Southport Beach. It means the world to know my two L's and my Bumma are cared about across the pond. 😌❤️🌊☀️🌴🐚🐳🐬🐟🐠🐢 #LilyKatsNameintheSand #LilyKatTravelstheGlobe #mytwoLs #LukeShiloh❤️ #MyDearBumma #LilyKatherineAllenBall
🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 @clarishealth @guyyo -  Thank you @kyraodi for bravely + fearlessly sharing your experience with Claris✨ today at L.A.'s Conference for Women of Influence!! What a beautiful testimony of our #postabortion support group!! - #prochoice #truchoice #abortion #heavensgatesawait
🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 @clarishealth @guyyo - Thank you @kyraodi for bravely + fearlessly sharing your experience with Claris✨ today at L.A.'s Conference for Women of Influence!! What a beautiful testimony of our #postabortion  support group!! - #prochoice  #truchoice  #abortion  #heavensgatesawait 
Thank you @kyraodi for bravely + fearlessly sharing your experience with Claris✨ today at L.A.'s Conference for Women of Influence!! What a beautiful testimony of our #postabortion support group!!
Thank you @kyraodi for bravely + fearlessly sharing your experience with Claris✨ today at L.A.'s Conference for Women of Influence!! What a beautiful testimony of our #postabortion  support group!!
Are you post abortive and in need of support? RealOptions has resources that might be helpful to you. Link in bio! #unplannedpregnancy #abortion #postabortion #wellness #wholistic #support #healing #realoptionsmountainview
HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAD AN ABORTION?
- We can help. 💙
>💻Go to our website to see if you answer yes to any of the common psychological symptoms of abortion. ✔️
>☎️Call to find out the next step in your healing process. •Our services are completely CONFIDENTIAL.🤐💕
#nowomanwalksalone #bakersfieldpregnancenter #abortion #postabortive #postabortion
A new longitudinal study with over 300 Dutch women who recently had an #abortion (and who were then re-evaluated an average of 2.7 years later) finds that the link between abortion and future #mentalhealth disorders is unsubstantiated--even for multiple abortions! Rather, any incidence of future mental #health problems (which were experienced by 32% of women in the sample) was down to conditions like conceiving in a bad relationship and history of mental disorders, and was not a result of any abortion-related variables (e.g., history of multiple abortions, second-trimester abortion, #preabortion decision difficulty or uncertainty, and #postabortion negative emotions). The takeaway? Abortion by itself does not pose specific risks to future mental health. 
#legitsexscience #sexscience #sexresearch #sexsciencenews 
Link to study: ow.ly/9I9D30cvdvD
A new longitudinal study with over 300 Dutch women who recently had an #abortion  (and who were then re-evaluated an average of 2.7 years later) finds that the link between abortion and future #mentalhealth  disorders is unsubstantiated--even for multiple abortions! Rather, any incidence of future mental #health  problems (which were experienced by 32% of women in the sample) was down to conditions like conceiving in a bad relationship and history of mental disorders, and was not a result of any abortion-related variables (e.g., history of multiple abortions, second-trimester abortion, #preabortion  decision difficulty or uncertainty, and #postabortion  negative emotions). The takeaway? Abortion by itself does not pose specific risks to future mental health. #legitsexscience  #sexscience  #sexresearch  #sexsciencenews  Link to study: ow.ly/9I9D30cvdvD
🛑TEASER ALERT! 
Tonight at 9:30pm you still have a chance to hear the powerful testimony of @_jessicachow as she shared with us how she overcame the death of her mother and having two abortions. Only on @tbnsalsa s Faith With Flavor .
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#teaseralert #onset #postabortion #whiteassnow #jesussaves #holyspirit #hechoseyou #testimony #faith #God #praiseHim #jesuslovesyou #withgodallthingsarepossible
An abortion in the past can be tough, contact us to find healing. kristi@alphaomegacenter.org. 724-794-3325. #postabortion #afterabortion #healing #hope #forgiveness #wecanhelpyou
This is something I first shared last year leading up to Mother's Day.....
Mother's Day is an extremely painful day as a mother without living children.
This year will be my NINTH year as a mother on Mother's Day. That is crazy. How does one mark such a day as a mother to children who live with God?
Mothers who have lost children to abortion and stillbirth are often not understood or their experiences and motherhood acknowledged, leaving them to walk through the loneliness and isolation of disenfranchised grief. This is especially true for those without any living children.
I consider my first Mother's Day as a mother to have been in 2009. I was at Virginia Beach that weekend and would have still been carrying Luke Shiloh. I would have been 19 weeks 3 days gestation, to be exact. Instead, Luke had been with the Lord since 6 weeks gestation. But that doesn't change that he was real and that he made me a mother, whether I wanted to be one yet or not. His heartbeat was real. His DNA was real and would never be repeated again.
The following year, in 2010, would have been my first Mother's Day with Lily Katherine here. She would have been 2 months old at that point. We spent the week at Massanutten and I was going to have a baby shower with Virginia friends and family. Only there was no need for a baby shower and no baby in my arms. She too was with the Lord and Luke.
The ache of Mother's Day gets more pronounced with each passing Spring. How do mothers like me mark such a day? When our love for our children is the same, yet those on the outside looking in can't see them. When we don't have people sending us flowers and gifts, taking us out to eat, or telling us "Happy Mother's Day." When our arms are empty, empty, empty, yet our love and desire to care for our children in tangible ways is just as alive and real as the mothers around us with their children in adorable outfits.
When the only proof of my motherhood is the love I carry, the echo of the memory of the two hearts that beat within, and the marks of motherhood underneath my shirt.
Mothers who have lost children to stillbirth, abortion, or miscarriage, know you are not alone. Your babies matter and are real.
This is something I first shared last year leading up to Mother's Day..... Mother's Day is an extremely painful day as a mother without living children. This year will be my NINTH year as a mother on Mother's Day. That is crazy. How does one mark such a day as a mother to children who live with God? Mothers who have lost children to abortion and stillbirth are often not understood or their experiences and motherhood acknowledged, leaving them to walk through the loneliness and isolation of disenfranchised grief. This is especially true for those without any living children. I consider my first Mother's Day as a mother to have been in 2009. I was at Virginia Beach that weekend and would have still been carrying Luke Shiloh. I would have been 19 weeks 3 days gestation, to be exact. Instead, Luke had been with the Lord since 6 weeks gestation. But that doesn't change that he was real and that he made me a mother, whether I wanted to be one yet or not. His heartbeat was real. His DNA was real and would never be repeated again. The following year, in 2010, would have been my first Mother's Day with Lily Katherine here. She would have been 2 months old at that point. We spent the week at Massanutten and I was going to have a baby shower with Virginia friends and family. Only there was no need for a baby shower and no baby in my arms. She too was with the Lord and Luke. The ache of Mother's Day gets more pronounced with each passing Spring. How do mothers like me mark such a day? When our love for our children is the same, yet those on the outside looking in can't see them. When we don't have people sending us flowers and gifts, taking us out to eat, or telling us "Happy Mother's Day." When our arms are empty, empty, empty, yet our love and desire to care for our children in tangible ways is just as alive and real as the mothers around us with their children in adorable outfits. When the only proof of my motherhood is the love I carry, the echo of the memory of the two hearts that beat within, and the marks of motherhood underneath my shirt. Mothers who have lost children to stillbirth, abortion, or miscarriage, know you are not alone. Your babies matter and are real.
Gosh, what a week! Makes me think about what a week it must have been for our Lord Jesus leading up to His loving sacrifice for us.😭✝️ He is moving in more ways than I can see or fathom but after the immensely supportive + overwhelming response from you all about my "Life Post Abortion" testimony on #3130beloved [[ LINK IN BIO ]]- so many new windows of opportunities to share + to help empower others to heal through experiences where they've fallen into shame or guilt have arose.
I even reconciled just this morning with a brother in Christ from college about violating each other's physical purity. We both weren't walking with Christ at the time but forgiveness was given and declared over each other, which lead to [[ freedom ]] from it!! It was amazing✨
I'm thankful for God's consistency right now + that He is DOING a mighty work + and just resting in His goodness with a surrendered heart.
🙌🏼Do as you may with me, Lord. Help me not be overwhelmed + burdened + burned out. I believe but help my unbelief. I need you. Thank you for your death and resurrection! Thank you for the power of your blood! I am overwhelmed by your affection. The kindness and the greatness of your love!!
Gosh, what a week! Makes me think about what a week it must have been for our Lord Jesus leading up to His loving sacrifice for us.😭✝️ He is moving in more ways than I can see or fathom but after the immensely supportive + overwhelming response from you all about my "Life Post Abortion" testimony on #3130beloved  [[ LINK IN BIO ]]- so many new windows of opportunities to share + to help empower others to heal through experiences where they've fallen into shame or guilt have arose. I even reconciled just this morning with a brother in Christ from college about violating each other's physical purity. We both weren't walking with Christ at the time but forgiveness was given and declared over each other, which lead to [[ freedom ]] from it!! It was amazing✨ I'm thankful for God's consistency right now + that He is DOING a mighty work + and just resting in His goodness with a surrendered heart. 🙌🏼Do as you may with me, Lord. Help me not be overwhelmed + burdened + burned out. I believe but help my unbelief. I need you. Thank you for your death and resurrection! Thank you for the power of your blood! I am overwhelmed by your affection. The kindness and the greatness of your love!!
#postabortionrecovery #postabortion #abortionrecovery #abortion Coming out today on The Preacher's Forum podcast: Lisa's story of her post-abortion journey to recovery, healing and restoration. Inspirational!
#postabortion #postabortive #postabortionrecovery #abortionrecovery Lisa's story: an uplifting and amazing account of post-abortion healing, recovery and restoration. This Friday on The Preacher's Forum podcast.
#praying for the end of #abortion & #conversion for all who are involved in #abortions #abortionists #crisispregnancy #ChooseLife #fathersofthebabies #counselors #postabortion #prayers for #healing 
#40daysforlife “Jesus, I remove the stone! Come, Lord, and bring me to #LIFE!” wau.org @wordamongus
Timehop reminded me that the WORLD Magazine article about my story was published 4 years ago today. What an awesome opportunity that was. 😌
You can find the link under the "Media" tab on my blog {link in profile}.
Timehop reminded me that the WORLD Magazine article about my story was published 4 years ago today. What an awesome opportunity that was. 😌 You can find the link under the "Media" tab on my blog {link in profile}.
"Sitting in my doctor's office at 16 years old and hearing the words 'you're pregnant,' filled me with fear.
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I couldn't believe this was real. I desperately searched for the 'undo' button. How would I finish school? What would my family think? How could I be a mom at such a young age?
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My fears increased immensely as time went on. I felt that I could not cope, and I wanted a referral for an abortion. I returned to my doctor for the referral, but did not realize at the time that in doing so, I was signing up for the abortion procedure.
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At the ultrasound that afternoon, the tech asked me how far along I thought I was. I figured I was about 10 weeks and six days, but she informed me that I was actually measuring '12 weeks to the day.' I knew that 12 weeks was the cutoff for an abortion in my hometown, and it was the sign I needed from the Lord that I was going to have this baby.
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We found out later that the abortionist was waiting for me to come upstairs after that ultrasound. I realize now, that because of my extremely fragile emotional state, if I had walked upstairs that day, I likely could have been persuaded to have an abortion.
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Thinking about Noah David Mitchell ending up in a hospital disposal container overwhelms me far more than anything I've ever had to face. I've learned to 'walk by faith, not by sight,' (2 Corinthians 5:7), and I know now that when I put my faith and trust in Him, He will direct my path.
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Although the journey has not been easy and the future is still uncertain, Noah has brought so much joy to our lives. We cannot imagine life without his sweet soul, and have been so blessed by the greatest gift of love he has shown us.
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Saying YES to life has been the best yes. Choose LIFE, Choose LOVE." - Darby #StandforLIFE
"Sitting in my doctor's office at 16 years old and hearing the words 'you're pregnant,' filled me with fear. ⠀ ⠀ I couldn't believe this was real. I desperately searched for the 'undo' button. How would I finish school? What would my family think? How could I be a mom at such a young age? ⠀ ⠀ My fears increased immensely as time went on. I felt that I could not cope, and I wanted a referral for an abortion. I returned to my doctor for the referral, but did not realize at the time that in doing so, I was signing up for the abortion procedure. ⠀ ⠀ At the ultrasound that afternoon, the tech asked me how far along I thought I was. I figured I was about 10 weeks and six days, but she informed me that I was actually measuring '12 weeks to the day.' I knew that 12 weeks was the cutoff for an abortion in my hometown, and it was the sign I needed from the Lord that I was going to have this baby. ⠀ ⠀ We found out later that the abortionist was waiting for me to come upstairs after that ultrasound. I realize now, that because of my extremely fragile emotional state, if I had walked upstairs that day, I likely could have been persuaded to have an abortion. ⠀ ⠀ Thinking about Noah David Mitchell ending up in a hospital disposal container overwhelms me far more than anything I've ever had to face. I've learned to 'walk by faith, not by sight,' (2 Corinthians 5:7), and I know now that when I put my faith and trust in Him, He will direct my path. ⠀ ⠀ Although the journey has not been easy and the future is still uncertain, Noah has brought so much joy to our lives. We cannot imagine life without his sweet soul, and have been so blessed by the greatest gift of love he has shown us. ⠀ ⠀ Saying YES to life has been the best yes. Choose LIFE, Choose LOVE." - Darby #StandforLIFE 
We are so honored + thankful to dive into our 3rd out of 10 week Women's Post Abortion Support group today!! We are in awe of these strong women who have chosen to take such brave steps dedicating this season to sharing their post abortion stories while supporting one another! You all encourage and bless us at Claris!🤗 You all are the reasons why we do what we do. #claritytogether
We are so honored + thankful to dive into our 3rd out of 10 week Women's Post Abortion Support group today!! We are in awe of these strong women who have chosen to take such brave steps dedicating this season to sharing their post abortion stories while supporting one another! You all encourage and bless us at Claris!🤗 You all are the reasons why we do what we do. #claritytogether 
Twenty-five percent of women who have abortions do so because of public shame and humiliation.
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When you tell a woman that her unborn baby's life is valuable, tell her that her life is valued just as much. Let the truth in. Let the LIGHT in. #StandforLIFE
Twenty-five percent of women who have abortions do so because of public shame and humiliation. ⠀ ⠀ When you tell a woman that her unborn baby's life is valuable, tell her that her life is valued just as much. Let the truth in. Let the LIGHT in. #StandforLIFE 
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum.  Once the broken vessel is repaired; it is actually more beautiful than before.  There is beauty in the brokenness once it is repaired!  God's love and healing is the golden lacquer that repairs the brokenness in us! 
If you have had an abortion in the past; we want to see your brokenness repaired and for your spirit to be restored.

Our next post-abortion recovery retreat is April 7-10 at A to Z Guest Ranch, near Smithville, Oklahoma.  The study we use is Bible based and is called "Forgiven & Set Free." The retreat; including materials, lodging and meals is offered at no charge to participants.  It is also completely confidential. 
Please private message me or call 580-208-8889 for more details. 
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. Once the broken vessel is repaired; it is actually more beautiful than before. There is beauty in the brokenness once it is repaired! God's love and healing is the golden lacquer that repairs the brokenness in us! If you have had an abortion in the past; we want to see your brokenness repaired and for your spirit to be restored. Our next post-abortion recovery retreat is April 7-10 at A to Z Guest Ranch, near Smithville, Oklahoma. The study we use is Bible based and is called "Forgiven & Set Free." The retreat; including materials, lodging and meals is offered at no charge to participants. It is also completely confidential. Please private message me or call 580-208-8889 for more details. 
From our brave 10-week post abortion support group - to -educating teens who are interested in the medical field on 'Job Shadow Day', we hope everyone's learned as much as we've learned from you this week! Thank you for touching our lives forever as we hope to do the same for you all! 🖌: @jacycorral
From our brave 10-week post abortion support group - to -educating teens who are interested in the medical field on 'Job Shadow Day', we hope everyone's learned as much as we've learned from you this week! Thank you for touching our lives forever as we hope to do the same for you all! 🖌: @jacycorral
(Part 1 of 2) "A few weeks after we found out we were expecting our first child, we learned it was a boy. We also learned that our first son was conceived with a chromosomal abnormality called Trisomy 18. The doctor informed us that the no-brainer protocol was to schedule a 'procedure' and try again for one that was worth carrying. But rather than giving him an abortion, we gave him a name and chose LIFE for Abel Paul Crawford.
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Abel was born to us on January 22, 2016 and stewarding his little life would become one of the greatest honors of ours. We enjoyed 15 earthly days with our son before he went to be with our favorite Person in history.
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Son, you taught us that joy & sorrow are not mutually exclusive. Even with the unspeakable grief of losing you, you brought unprecedented heights of happiness into our lives, and you've changed us forever. We miss you every day Abel, but we can’t imagine having made any other decision but to keep you, carry you, and love you for every minute of your earthly life." - Kelly and Daniel #StandforLIFE #CrawfordfamilySFLUpdate
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To be continued in part 2, coming soon! ❤️
(Part 1 of 2) "A few weeks after we found out we were expecting our first child, we learned it was a boy. We also learned that our first son was conceived with a chromosomal abnormality called Trisomy 18. The doctor informed us that the no-brainer protocol was to schedule a 'procedure' and try again for one that was worth carrying. But rather than giving him an abortion, we gave him a name and chose LIFE for Abel Paul Crawford. ⠀ ⠀ Abel was born to us on January 22, 2016 and stewarding his little life would become one of the greatest honors of ours. We enjoyed 15 earthly days with our son before he went to be with our favorite Person in history. ⠀ ⠀ Son, you taught us that joy & sorrow are not mutually exclusive. Even with the unspeakable grief of losing you, you brought unprecedented heights of happiness into our lives, and you've changed us forever. We miss you every day Abel, but we can’t imagine having made any other decision but to keep you, carry you, and love you for every minute of your earthly life." - Kelly and Daniel #StandforLIFE  #CrawfordfamilySFLUpdate  ⠀ ⠀ // ⠀ ⠀ To be continued in part 2, coming soon! ❤️
We believe there is hope after abortion. Hear from one Heart graduate: "I will never be the same. I feel the bottom layer of my pain has been washed away. Going through the Heart bible study and learning about God's character has given me the ability to believe that I am now free and forgiven from my past abortion."
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For more info about our healing groups, please call our confidential Heart voicemail line 503-22-HEART or email mindy@first-image.org.
We believe there is hope after abortion. Hear from one Heart graduate: "I will never be the same. I feel the bottom layer of my pain has been washed away. Going through the Heart bible study and learning about God's character has given me the ability to believe that I am now free and forgiven from my past abortion." . . . For more info about our healing groups, please call our confidential Heart voicemail line 503-22-HEART or email mindy@first-image.org.
Secrets can weigh down our hearts, when God wants us to live in freedom. Join our Post-Abortion Support Group to hear stories just like yours, and find God's peace and forgiveness.

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Secrets can weigh down our hearts, when God wants us to live in freedom. Join our Post-Abortion Support Group to hear stories just like yours, and find God's peace and forgiveness. #postabortion  #support  #community  #women  #group 
About @arisesweetsarah: "As told through a powerful combination of song, dance, narration, and symbolism, Arise Sweet Sarah shares one woman's journey of choices and rise to healing in the arms of her King. Dance with Sarah through the stages of her life and the choices she makes, as she discovers the power of love, forgiveness and joy." ❤️
Sandy Arena, who is a post-abortive mother herself, has given a unique gift to other parents living in the aftermath of "choice." For the second year in a row, I watched this on the anniversary date of my abortion, which was yesterday. I am captivated by the beauty and depth of every aspect of this production. I saw so much of myself in Sarah and felt the same emotions, as I recounted my own experience.
Some scenes caused my heart to weep over the lives lost and the pain and regret that touches many people because of abortion, while other scenes caused my heart to soar because of the hope, redemption, and restoration we have in Christ. It is incredible how dance can capture many deep emotions.
My mom and I were so moved watching this together, especially as the credits rolled across the screen that showed the film dedications, "to the children who never had a chance to dance," including #mytwoLs - Luke Shiloh and Lily Katherine. It's a blessing to be able to honor both of them together.
Watching Arise Sweet Sarah is a beautiful way to honor, remember, and celebrate Luke Shiloh's life each year.
It is not only a gift for those who've experienced an abortion, but for everyone. It gives a glimpse into this journey and hopefully will help others have more compassion and have a fire ignited to help other women not have to live with this regret. You can watch it on Amazon Prime or on Vimeo (I shared it on my blog - link in profile).
Thank you @sandyarena for the hard work, dedication, courage, and vulnerability it took to put this together. God is using it to help heal hearts.
❤️Seraphina and Simon❤️
About @arisesweetsarah: "As told through a powerful combination of song, dance, narration, and symbolism, Arise Sweet Sarah shares one woman's journey of choices and rise to healing in the arms of her King. Dance with Sarah through the stages of her life and the choices she makes, as she discovers the power of love, forgiveness and joy." ❤️ Sandy Arena, who is a post-abortive mother herself, has given a unique gift to other parents living in the aftermath of "choice." For the second year in a row, I watched this on the anniversary date of my abortion, which was yesterday. I am captivated by the beauty and depth of every aspect of this production. I saw so much of myself in Sarah and felt the same emotions, as I recounted my own experience. Some scenes caused my heart to weep over the lives lost and the pain and regret that touches many people because of abortion, while other scenes caused my heart to soar because of the hope, redemption, and restoration we have in Christ. It is incredible how dance can capture many deep emotions. My mom and I were so moved watching this together, especially as the credits rolled across the screen that showed the film dedications, "to the children who never had a chance to dance," including #mytwoLs  - Luke Shiloh and Lily Katherine. It's a blessing to be able to honor both of them together. Watching Arise Sweet Sarah is a beautiful way to honor, remember, and celebrate Luke Shiloh's life each year. It is not only a gift for those who've experienced an abortion, but for everyone. It gives a glimpse into this journey and hopefully will help others have more compassion and have a fire ignited to help other women not have to live with this regret. You can watch it on Amazon Prime or on Vimeo (I shared it on my blog - link in profile). Thank you @sandyarena for the hard work, dedication, courage, and vulnerability it took to put this together. God is using it to help heal hearts. ❤️Seraphina and Simon❤️
FYI: long post about my abortion.
I search my own heart, trying to somehow understand a decision *I myself made.*
On the outside, I know why I did.
When I discovered I was pregnant, panic and fear immediately gripped my heart and that dreadful word captured my thoughts: abortion. The culture told me it was my choice to decide whether or not I was ready to be a mother. I always knew I wanted to be one, but not then, not under the circumstances I was in. Not while I was still a single teenager. I assumed I could be a mother "when I was ready," as if it's easy to open or close that door. Now I wait, with one abortion in my past and one child in the grave, longing year after year for the opportunity to be a mother again.
I was convinced that abortion was my only solution, as if this was a problem that needed "fixing."
My mind was consumed with thoughts of the shame and humiliation that would come with telling my family and friends I was pregnant outside of marriage. I didn't want people to discover the lifestyle I was leading.
I didn't want to face the pain and sacrifice sure to come with choosing either parenting or adoption.
I didn't want my body to change from pregnancy.
I didn't want permanent ties to the baby's father.
I thought someone might never want to marry me if I had a kid already.
I didn't want my entire future as I thought it should be to be forever altered.
I had grown up in a Christian, pro-life family and had not given much thought to the complex intricacies of what could cause someone to choose abortion. After all, it had never affected me personally. Being pro-life is not hereditary.
I had planned on remaining a virgin until marriage. But somehow along the way, I had made one bad choice after another which took me to a place I never imagined I'd be. My beliefs got buried beneath the pressures and the temptations, buried beneath the longing to be loved, to be known, to be chosen. There are many reasons God has revealed over the years as to why.
Because I was "taking care of things" so early (I was only 6 weeks gestation), and because it was a pill I would be taking and not a surgical procedure, I thought it was "no big deal."
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FYI: long post about my abortion. I search my own heart, trying to somehow understand a decision *I myself made.* On the outside, I know why I did. When I discovered I was pregnant, panic and fear immediately gripped my heart and that dreadful word captured my thoughts: abortion. The culture told me it was my choice to decide whether or not I was ready to be a mother. I always knew I wanted to be one, but not then, not under the circumstances I was in. Not while I was still a single teenager. I assumed I could be a mother "when I was ready," as if it's easy to open or close that door. Now I wait, with one abortion in my past and one child in the grave, longing year after year for the opportunity to be a mother again. I was convinced that abortion was my only solution, as if this was a problem that needed "fixing." My mind was consumed with thoughts of the shame and humiliation that would come with telling my family and friends I was pregnant outside of marriage. I didn't want people to discover the lifestyle I was leading. I didn't want to face the pain and sacrifice sure to come with choosing either parenting or adoption. I didn't want my body to change from pregnancy. I didn't want permanent ties to the baby's father. I thought someone might never want to marry me if I had a kid already. I didn't want my entire future as I thought it should be to be forever altered. I had grown up in a Christian, pro-life family and had not given much thought to the complex intricacies of what could cause someone to choose abortion. After all, it had never affected me personally. Being pro-life is not hereditary. I had planned on remaining a virgin until marriage. But somehow along the way, I had made one bad choice after another which took me to a place I never imagined I'd be. My beliefs got buried beneath the pressures and the temptations, buried beneath the longing to be loved, to be known, to be chosen. There are many reasons God has revealed over the years as to why. Because I was "taking care of things" so early (I was only 6 weeks gestation), and because it was a pill I would be taking and not a surgical procedure, I thought it was "no big deal." (Continued 👇)
(Part 2 of 2) "The abortion was very painful: emotionally and physically. I had waited until the last week allowed, by the state I lived in, to have the procedure. I had prayed that God would allow me to have a miscarriage, but that didn’t happen. I was living the consequences of my choices, and they were so painful.
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Life didn’t go smoothly afterwards. My choices got worse. The guilt, shame, and memories continued to haunt me. Finally in my pain, I turned to God, begging Him for forgiveness. I knew I wanted to live my life within His loving plan. I knew instantly I was forgiven! He had removed my sin, 'as far as the East is from the West.' Despite the sense of forgiveness and cleansing I felt from God, I continued to carefully hide my secret from others. It took me 14 years to emotionally break down, and share my past with my dear sisters. It took 32 years to share my secret with our oldest daughter and 43 years to tell our son. The shame had run so very deep.
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God has been so faithful in gently nudging my heart to share my story, and covering me with His peace and courage every time I felt unsure. His grace and forgiveness have been tangibly evident over the past 43 years. His Mercies are new every day.
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I look forward to spending eternity with the precious life that I carried for three months. I plan to volunteer at our local pregnancy resource center. I want all young women to know they are LOVED, and they have options besides terminating a life. I want them to know that there can be beauty from the ashes with God by their side. He redeems our stories, and wipes away our tears." - Ruth Ann #StandforLIFE
(Part 2 of 2) "The abortion was very painful: emotionally and physically. I had waited until the last week allowed, by the state I lived in, to have the procedure. I had prayed that God would allow me to have a miscarriage, but that didn’t happen. I was living the consequences of my choices, and they were so painful. ⠀ ⠀ Life didn’t go smoothly afterwards. My choices got worse. The guilt, shame, and memories continued to haunt me. Finally in my pain, I turned to God, begging Him for forgiveness. I knew I wanted to live my life within His loving plan. I knew instantly I was forgiven! He had removed my sin, 'as far as the East is from the West.' Despite the sense of forgiveness and cleansing I felt from God, I continued to carefully hide my secret from others. It took me 14 years to emotionally break down, and share my past with my dear sisters. It took 32 years to share my secret with our oldest daughter and 43 years to tell our son. The shame had run so very deep. ⠀ ⠀ God has been so faithful in gently nudging my heart to share my story, and covering me with His peace and courage every time I felt unsure. His grace and forgiveness have been tangibly evident over the past 43 years. His Mercies are new every day. ⠀ ⠀ I look forward to spending eternity with the precious life that I carried for three months. I plan to volunteer at our local pregnancy resource center. I want all young women to know they are LOVED, and they have options besides terminating a life. I want them to know that there can be beauty from the ashes with God by their side. He redeems our stories, and wipes away our tears." - Ruth Ann #StandforLIFE 
Find freedom!  Offering free weekend retreats for post abortion healing in Southeast Oklahoma, using a biblical study called "Forgiven and Set Free." Message me for more details!  leeannew72@yahoo.com. #postabortion #postabortionrecovery
Find freedom! Offering free weekend retreats for post abortion healing in Southeast Oklahoma, using a biblical study called "Forgiven and Set Free." Message me for more details! leeannew72@yahoo.com. #postabortion  #postabortionrecovery 
I usually post about Lily here, but with this time of year comes memories that need processing. This is part of my story. If you'd rather not read about my personal abortion experience, keep scrolling.
Early year bares a flood of memories from early year 2009.
Now 8 years ago.
19-years-old, in a bathroom with positive pregnancy test in hand and fear in heart. A pledge of abstinence long since forgotten, slipped through fingers.
Blurry memories of sleepless nights, depths of agony and regret, wondering how does a "good Christian girl" find herself here. How did I even get "here?" How did my convictions of waiting until marriage and honoring God get buried beneath the pressures and the temptations? The longing to be loved, to be known, to be chosen.
More blurry memories: From 15 and wearing a red LIFE bracelet, to 19 googling abortion clinics. Wanting normalcy back. Wanting to get "it" over with. Early morning appointment. February 6th. An invasive ultrasound, but no sound or sight of the flicker of life. Being told it would be normal to feel sad for a couple days, but if I was still feeling sad after that, it wouldn't be normal and I should seek help. Driving down the road with oversized sunglasses to hide the never-ending stream of tears. My friend who was being the best friend she knew how to be for me. Does she ever think of that day? Does she think of how she cared for me that night? It hurts to wonder if she carries that shame or one day will carry the regret of her involvement. Those little pills that would change my life and end another. Another day and night of waiting, blood clots, nausea, sleep.
A sadness that would seep its way into my bones and would never fully leave. A sadness that for a while would disguise itself as relief, but would eventually be revealed. Shame and desperation allowed deception to take root.
My child's heartbeat echoes in my memory. I never heard it and didn't bond with him while he was here those short few weeks. But it echoes because even though I didn't want to recognize that I already had a baby, his heart that began beating at only 18 days gestation reminds me that I did.
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I usually post about Lily here, but with this time of year comes memories that need processing. This is part of my story. If you'd rather not read about my personal abortion experience, keep scrolling. Early year bares a flood of memories from early year 2009. Now 8 years ago. 19-years-old, in a bathroom with positive pregnancy test in hand and fear in heart. A pledge of abstinence long since forgotten, slipped through fingers. Blurry memories of sleepless nights, depths of agony and regret, wondering how does a "good Christian girl" find herself here. How did I even get "here?" How did my convictions of waiting until marriage and honoring God get buried beneath the pressures and the temptations? The longing to be loved, to be known, to be chosen. More blurry memories: From 15 and wearing a red LIFE bracelet, to 19 googling abortion clinics. Wanting normalcy back. Wanting to get "it" over with. Early morning appointment. February 6th. An invasive ultrasound, but no sound or sight of the flicker of life. Being told it would be normal to feel sad for a couple days, but if I was still feeling sad after that, it wouldn't be normal and I should seek help. Driving down the road with oversized sunglasses to hide the never-ending stream of tears. My friend who was being the best friend she knew how to be for me. Does she ever think of that day? Does she think of how she cared for me that night? It hurts to wonder if she carries that shame or one day will carry the regret of her involvement. Those little pills that would change my life and end another. Another day and night of waiting, blood clots, nausea, sleep. A sadness that would seep its way into my bones and would never fully leave. A sadness that for a while would disguise itself as relief, but would eventually be revealed. Shame and desperation allowed deception to take root. My child's heartbeat echoes in my memory. I never heard it and didn't bond with him while he was here those short few weeks. But it echoes because even though I didn't want to recognize that I already had a baby, his heart that began beating at only 18 days gestation reminds me that I did. (Continued 👇)
Another Post Abortion Bible Study begins this month. Call or email the center to get more information. This has been a transformative and healing study for many women 💕
Another Post Abortion Bible Study begins this month. Call or email the center to get more information. This has been a transformative and healing study for many women 💕
Le corps qui m'est attaché, comme un étranger de fonds de ruelle, 
une peur sans fin 
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My friend Emily saw this license plate recently and thought of me. I'm glad she snapped a photo. I love my 2 sweet little ones who wait for me in Heaven. ❤️ #LilyKatherine #LukeShiloh❤️ #mytwoLs #winksfromHeaven 😌
Each year, I like to do something in Lily's memory at Christmas.
In the past, it's been special to donate boxes to little girls the age Lily would be through Operation Christmas Child or The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. One year, a friend of mine hosted a baby shower for a young woman in an unplanned pregnancy and we sent her a gift. I share all this not to say look what I have done, but because I want to share Lily's legacy, even in the small things.
This year, I decided to honor her while also honoring other babies I carry in my heart, by having wood burned ornaments made with their names. These little ones were lost through stillbirth, miscarriage, abortion, and one lost shortly after birth. They are children, grandchildren, and an aunt. Because these losses impact many people and that is represented in the ornaments. And because there are many types of losses that hurt and all life is sacred and irreplaceable. The grief of other family members is oftentimes overlooked.
Over the past several months, I walked with a couple families through the losses of their precious baby daughters. All the details of how it worked out and how our lives are linked together is clearly the Lord's weaving. I knew I wanted to do something for them this Christmas, especially on what should be their child's first Christmas.
These children's names mean so much. It means they existed, they were real, and they matter.
It is my hope that this has touched their loved one's hearts as much as it has mine to do this, especially during a time of year that can make someone's absence more pronounced. I like knowing these ornaments can be enjoyed again and again, Christmas season after Christmas season.
For a couple friends across the ocean, I sent images from Carly Marie's Christmas Beach Wonderland Gallery.
I think this made a neat photo... this is a painting I did a couple years ago and the ornaments look like they are hanging on the tree. I love how rustic they look. ❤️🎄 🌟 #LilyKatsLegacy #LilyKatherineAllenBall #HonoringLilyatChristmas
Each year, I like to do something in Lily's memory at Christmas. In the past, it's been special to donate boxes to little girls the age Lily would be through Operation Christmas Child or The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. One year, a friend of mine hosted a baby shower for a young woman in an unplanned pregnancy and we sent her a gift. I share all this not to say look what I have done, but because I want to share Lily's legacy, even in the small things. This year, I decided to honor her while also honoring other babies I carry in my heart, by having wood burned ornaments made with their names. These little ones were lost through stillbirth, miscarriage, abortion, and one lost shortly after birth. They are children, grandchildren, and an aunt. Because these losses impact many people and that is represented in the ornaments. And because there are many types of losses that hurt and all life is sacred and irreplaceable. The grief of other family members is oftentimes overlooked. Over the past several months, I walked with a couple families through the losses of their precious baby daughters. All the details of how it worked out and how our lives are linked together is clearly the Lord's weaving. I knew I wanted to do something for them this Christmas, especially on what should be their child's first Christmas. These children's names mean so much. It means they existed, they were real, and they matter. It is my hope that this has touched their loved one's hearts as much as it has mine to do this, especially during a time of year that can make someone's absence more pronounced. I like knowing these ornaments can be enjoyed again and again, Christmas season after Christmas season. For a couple friends across the ocean, I sent images from Carly Marie's Christmas Beach Wonderland Gallery. I think this made a neat photo... this is a painting I did a couple years ago and the ornaments look like they are hanging on the tree. I love how rustic they look. ❤️🎄 🌟 #LilyKatsLegacy  #LilyKatherineAllenBall  #HonoringLilyatChristmas 
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I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share my story tonight at a local church, Penny Road Church of the Nazarene. It was an event recognizing Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. They were warm and welcoming and as always, it's an honor to share my Lily and Luke. Here's my table set up to share keepsakes. 💕💙🕯🎃 #LilyKatherineAllenBall #stillbirth #stillborn #babyloss #infantloss #LukeShiloh #postabortion #sanctityoflife #unplannedpregnancy #prolife #PAILAwareness #PregnancyandInfantLossRemembranceDay
I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share my story tonight at a local church, Penny Road Church of the Nazarene. It was an event recognizing Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. They were warm and welcoming and as always, it's an honor to share my Lily and Luke. Here's my table set up to share keepsakes. 💕💙🕯🎃 #LilyKatherineAllenBall  #stillbirth  #stillborn  #babyloss  #infantloss  #LukeShiloh  #postabortion  #sanctityoflife  #unplannedpregnancy  #prolife  #PAILAwareness  #PregnancyandInfantLossRemembranceDay 
These bands are praising God and blessing If Not For Grace! #blessed #rock #postabortion
Can you hear that? Lives being restored. #rock #restoration #postabortion
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Today makes 15 years since my decision and I still think about what you would look like right now, your smile, what kind of personality you would have. ❤ #lifeafter #postabortion #postabortionawareness
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When I went back to the Planned Parenthood to get my records from the abortion I had at 6-weeks as a terrified 19-year-old, I discovered that Luke Shiloh had been due on October 1, 2009. Now, this date will always remind me of him and what might have been. It is a somber day in my world. I'm sharing more on my blog about the things I've learned, negative comments people have said, and how God has been comforting me and wrapping me in His cocoon of mercy and love (link in profile). ❤️ Here's a poem I wrote for Luke:
First child of my womb,
Quietly you grew, hidden from all eyes.
Why didn't I choose Life?
Why did I believe the lies?

Flesh of my flesh,
My baby, forever you'll be.
I'm sorry I chose the wrong way.
I'm sorry I didn't SEE.

Your life was not wasted.
Valued and precious you are.
God is speaking mightily through you.
From my thoughts, you will never be far.

From darkness to light,
You will always be a part of the story.
Our Father in Heaven promises
To work all this together for His glory.

Your name means "light" and "peace,"
My precious little one.
That's what He's brought in all of this.
In Christ, the victory is won!

I promise to be your voice
Until my days on Earth are through.
I will never be silent
Until the time that I meet you.

In that moment, 
I will gaze upon your face.
I will hold you, kiss you, know you,
In awe of His great mercy and amazing grace.

Even then I know,
Your legacy will still live.
For He breathes beauty into this story,
And purpose He will continue to give.

I love you, my little Lukey.
Thank you for changing me.
Until we meet, my darling,
A forever part of me you'll be.

With all my might, I'll fight in your honor,
Until the battle for Life is won.
In my eyes and heart,
You will always be my son. ❤️
#LukeShiloh❤️ #postabortion #healing #redemption #6weeks #prolife #unplannedpregnancy #October1st2009
When I went back to the Planned Parenthood to get my records from the abortion I had at 6-weeks as a terrified 19-year-old, I discovered that Luke Shiloh had been due on October 1, 2009. Now, this date will always remind me of him and what might have been. It is a somber day in my world. I'm sharing more on my blog about the things I've learned, negative comments people have said, and how God has been comforting me and wrapping me in His cocoon of mercy and love (link in profile). ❤️ Here's a poem I wrote for Luke: First child of my womb, Quietly you grew, hidden from all eyes. Why didn't I choose Life? Why did I believe the lies? Flesh of my flesh, My baby, forever you'll be. I'm sorry I chose the wrong way. I'm sorry I didn't SEE. Your life was not wasted. Valued and precious you are. God is speaking mightily through you. From my thoughts, you will never be far. From darkness to light, You will always be a part of the story. Our Father in Heaven promises To work all this together for His glory. Your name means "light" and "peace," My precious little one. That's what He's brought in all of this. In Christ, the victory is won! I promise to be your voice Until my days on Earth are through. I will never be silent Until the time that I meet you. In that moment, I will gaze upon your face. I will hold you, kiss you, know you, In awe of His great mercy and amazing grace. Even then I know, Your legacy will still live. For He breathes beauty into this story, And purpose He will continue to give. I love you, my little Lukey. Thank you for changing me. Until we meet, my darling, A forever part of me you'll be. With all my might, I'll fight in your honor, Until the battle for Life is won. In my eyes and heart, You will always be my son. ❤️ #LukeShiloh ❤️ #postabortion  #healing  #redemption  #6weeks  #prolife  #unplannedpregnancy  #October1st2009 
Catherine Gillies, former Voice for Life President and #postabortion counsellor talking on working and walking with the #wounded.
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Feeling alone? You have a past abortion experience- call the National Helpline 24/7 and they will speak with you and refer you Someone you can speak to in your local area. #abortion #postabortionrecovery #postabortion
Feeling alone? You have a past abortion experience- call the National Helpline 24/7 and they will speak with you and refer you Someone you can speak to in your local area. #abortion  #postabortionrecovery  #postabortion 
If you need someone to talk to about your abortion, we're here to listen.  buff.ly/2cl9TTH
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Founder, Julie Carden is leading a post abortion study that starts today. If you are interested in being a part of this study, it's not too late to join. Please contact her soon!  We also invite others to pray for the ladies that will be going through this journey of healing and forgiveness over the next couple of weeks. .
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Founder, Julie Carden is leading a post abortion study that starts today. If you are interested in being a part of this study, it's not too late to join. Please contact her soon! We also invite others to pray for the ladies that will be going through this journey of healing and forgiveness over the next couple of weeks. . . . #postabortion  #jesusheals  #extendinggrace  #gracehomeministries 
Introducing #SupportSaturdays! Every Saturday, we'll be posting info about local pregnancy/parenting resources at #UWO and in #ldnont. Today's resource: the support page of our website! westernlifeline.ncln.ca/need-support/ We've listed local help available for students needing pregnancy support or post-abortion support. #pregnancy #abortion #postabortion #support #prolife #westernuniversity
If you've had an abortion, we are here to help.
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Repeat: "Today I am forgiven." ❤  Guilt and shame ruled my life for years after the abortion but, I learned that God could forgive me and I had to forgive myself if I wanted to live out my purpose. Set yourself free and know that you are forgiven. 
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Let us help you...offering post-abortive counseling. Call today 618-283-8750 #postabortion #wecanhelp
One of the things I used to do after my abortion was randomly buy baby clothes. 
I gave away a lot of them over the years because I started to feel crazy 😖. This was the only outfit I kept. It doesn't make me feel sad most days so I hold onto it as a reminder that one day I will have healthy babies, and still be able to honor the life of my Jaden love. 
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One of the things I used to do after my abortion was randomly buy baby clothes. I gave away a lot of them over the years because I started to feel crazy 😖. This was the only outfit I kept. It doesn't make me feel sad most days so I hold onto it as a reminder that one day I will have healthy babies, and still be able to honor the life of my Jaden love. #postabortion  #postabortionawareness  #support  #forgiven  #Jadenlove 
My abortion was soooo hard on me physically and emotionally for many years. Some days I didn't want to get our of bed, work, go to class, or even live. 
Fifteen years later I'm still here and getting better everyday. My experience will not break me and it will be used for good ❤. #postabortion #awareness #support #forgiven # postabortionstresssyndrome
My abortion was soooo hard on me physically and emotionally for many years. Some days I didn't want to get our of bed, work, go to class, or even live. Fifteen years later I'm still here and getting better everyday. My experience will not break me and it will be used for good ❤. #postabortion  #awareness  #support  #forgiven  # postabortionstresssyndrome