Shockwaves…The Widespread Fallout from Abortion
When most people think of abortion, it is often as a contentious
social/political issue or a closely guarded secret that is best left
alone, in the past. We may struggle at times with the moral dilemma
of abortion – but we tend to think of it as a private and personal
decision… none of our business, right?
But the truth is…many of us have been impacted by the
abortion of an unborn child.
- You may be a Father or Mother who
was part of an abortion decision…or felt powerless to stop it.
- You are a Grandparent who tried to prevent
the death of your grandchild… or were active in encouraging your
son or daughter to have an abortion.
- You may have lost a sibling to abortion…and
if you were born since 1973 you escaped the fate of millions of
your generation because you were a "wanted child."
- Perhaps you are an ultrasound technician who
reveals the child in the womb to a pregnant mother, hoping she
will choose life…and she still decides to abort her unborn
Some of you may have been active accessories
in the child’s death.
- You drove your friend to the abortion clinic or paid for
your sister’s abortion. You knew a young couple was considering
an abortion, and told them they were doing the right thing…or
you said nothing.
- You are a health care professional, counselor, teacher or
minister that was in some direct way part of an abortion
Abortion triggers a series of powerful physical, emotional and
. All those involved
with the decision want to flee from the emotional fallout
of the event as quickly as possible. The Shockwaves of
extend far beyond the epicenter of the
procedure, like silent, invisible radioactive fallout…that over time
can leave us deeply affected.
Abortion changes the mother of the unborn child and how she
interacts in all her relationships. But all those closely associated
with the abortion decision and procedure can also experience a
variety of after-effects. The thoughts, feelings, memories from the
event are often relegated to a distant, dark corner of the soul.
This repression can lead to depression/anxiety, anger issues,
addictions, and difficulties in marriage and family relationships.
In the year 2015, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign
will take an in-depth look at how the Shockwaves of
impact society. Each month we will focus on a
special target group that has been directly impacted by abortion
loss, with helpful information, resources, and most importantly
Like stepping out of a dark room, into the bright sunlight, the
light can at first be jarring. But as we gain greater clarity and
understanding, we will see the blessing of reconciliation and
healing for ourselves and our loved ones.
The gentle but powerful waves of forgiveness and healing are
stronger than the destructive shockwaves of abortion.
In 2015 the Silent No More Awareness Campaign
proclaims a year of Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion
January: Healing thru the Church
February: Healing the Black Community
March: Healing the Grandparents
April: Healing the Siblings
May: Healing the Mom
June: Healing the Dad
July: Healing the Survivors & Friends
August: Healing Abortion Providers
September: Healing Families
October: Healing the Hispanic Community
November: Healing Pro-lifers
December: Healing Comes from Our Savior
6. Abortion Providers
8. Prolife Advocates
12. Pastors/Pastoral Ministers